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  1. high-class or high-toned; fancy:

    an haute restaurant that attracts a monied crowd.

  2. high; elevated; upper.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of haute1

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

Most delightful of all is Fleabag’s Hot Priest, Andrew Scott, perfectly cast as Linda’s haute-bohemian mentor Lord Merlin.

From Time

But while that level of ‘haute couture’ is building the market, we want to be seen as more prêt-à-porter.

Haute Butch is one of a number of new design houses targeting the trans, butch, and androgynous dressers.

[Haute Butch] is stepping into that area with such confidence and they are so non-apologetic.

Jacqueline Kennedy helped change all that in the 1960s, with her unflappable chic and wardrobe full of haute couture.

After the drabness of the 1950s, her clothes were chic and slightly transgressive, but not haute couture.

From the English point of view, there are two kinds of pieces included in the domain of our Haute Comédie.

Jolibois, Dictionnaire historique de la Haute-Marne, p. 492.

Veuillez agrer, Monsieur le Marchal, l'expression de ma haute considration et mes sentiments de cordiale camaraderie.

Tapestry is woven in two ways, by a high or by a low-warp loom (haute-lisse or basse-lisse), vertical or horizontal.

This volunteer captain with the winning way was of the haute noblesse, and he could make her Lady Falconnet.





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