overclass

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noun over·class \ˈō-vər-ˌklas\

Definition of overclass

  1. :  the highest social stratum :  the segment of a society usually having the most wealth, influence, education, and prestige — compare underclass

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  • But the spiral continues because the office buildings are no longer near the homes of the overclass who flee to Coeur d'Alene and Santa Fe (and even Manhattan!), where the rigidity is not as stifling as in Irvine.

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First Known Use of overclass

1965

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