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upper class

a class of people above the middle class, having the highest social rank or standing based on wealth, family connections, and the like.
Origin of upper class
First recorded in 1830-40
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upper-class, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At any rate, in spite of his upper class background he made out all right for a time.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • I'd be the last to contend that an upper class is necessarily parasitic.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • "The upper class girls say they have very little time for basketball," mused Elfreda.

  • The principles of the upper class, in fact, were strictly followed.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • It will be a big thing for her to win the prize away from all the upper class girls.

    Beatrice Leigh at College Julia Augusta Schwartz
British Dictionary definitions for upper class

upper class

the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy
adjective (upper-class when prenominal)
of or relating to the upper class
(US, education) of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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