haute

[ oht ]
/ oʊt /

adjective

high-class or high-toned; fancy: an haute restaurant that attracts a monied crowd.
high; elevated; upper.
Also haut [oh; especially before a vowel oht] /oʊ; especially before a vowel oʊt/.

Origin of haute

1780–90; generalized from haute couture, haute cuisine, etc.; < French, feminine of haut literally, high; see haughty

Definition for haut (2 of 2)

de haut en bas

[ duh oh tahn bah ]
/ də oʊ tɑ̃ ˈbɑ /

adverb French.

from top to bottom; from head to foot.
in a haughty, disdainful manner; condescendingly.
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