upper crust

noun

Definition of upper crust

:the highest social class or group; especially :the highest circle of the upper class

upper-crust

play \ˈə-pər-ˈkrəst\ adjective

Examples of upper crust in a Sentence

  1. the conference was a gathering of the upper crust of the computer programming industry

  2. a specialty clothing store for the upper crust

First Known Use of upper crust

1836



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