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high-class

[hahy-klas, -klahs] /ˈhaɪˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/
adjective
1.
of a type superior in quality or degree; first-rate:
a high-class hotel.
Origin of high-class
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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  • He is off to Paris, where he will get a fine berth in a high-class business.

  • Yet Macaulay Carvel was not to be despised on account of his high-class mediocrity.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • Used for high-class upholstery purposes, and for curtains and hangings.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley
  • Some of the Brazilian tobacco is a high-class product, but not much is exported.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • A handsome volume, in good type, with high-class illustrations.

    The Girls of St. Olave's Mabel Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for high-class

high-class

adjective
1.
of very good quality; superior: a high-class grocer
2.
belonging to, associated with, or exhibiting the characteristics of an upper social class: a high-class lady, a high-class prostitute
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Word Origin and History for high-class
adj.

1864, from high (adj.) + class (n.).

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