Definition of upper class in English:

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upper class



[treated as singular or plural]
The social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy: it is important that the children of the upper class attend the ‘right’ school foppish fashions that came and went in the upper classes
More example sentences
  • The society is made up of the wealthy upper class, the middle class, and the working or lower class.
  • Libertarians, of course, are primarily from the middle to upper classes of society.
  • The problem is that the upper classes in this society over-consume more than anybody else.


Relating to or characteristic of the upper class: upper-class accents
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  • He asked himself, loudly, in a relatively upper-class accent.
  • He uses an upper-class accent and claims to come from a wealthy family.
  • Born into an upper-class family with a feudal culture, Zohra frequently noticed unfair treatment around her.
aristocratic, noble, noble-born, of noble birth, patrician, titled, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, elite, upper-crust, landowning, landed, born with a silver spoon in one's mouth;
British  county, upmarket
informal top-drawer, top-people's, {huntin', shootin', and fishin'}, classy, posh, snobby
archaic gentle, of gentle birth
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