upper class

noun

Definition of upper class

  1. :  a social class occupying a position above the middle class and having the highest status in a society

Examples of upper class in a sentence

  1. a popular pastime among the upper classes

  2. a member of the upper class

1814

First Known Use of upper class

1814


UPPER CLASS Defined for English Language Learners

upper class

noun

Definition of upper class for English Language Learners

  • : a social class that is above the middle class : the highest social class


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