upper-class

adjective up·per-class \ ˌə-pər-ˈklas , -ˈkläs \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of upper-class

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the upper class

First Known Use of upper-class

1837


upper class

noun

Definition of upper class

: 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

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First Known Use of upper class

1814

upper class Synonyms


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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