noun[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 classesMore 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.
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- Relating to or characteristic of the upper class: upper-class accentsMore example sentences
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; high-class, select, exclusive; British county, upmarket• archaic gentle, of gentle birth
- 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.
More definitions of upper classDefinition of upper class in:
- The US English dictionary