haute couture

[ oht koo-too r; French oht koo-tyr ]
/ ˌoʊt kuˈtʊər; French oʊt kuˈtür /

noun

high fashion; the most fashionable and influential dressmaking and designing.
the fashions so created.
the leading dressmaking establishments in the world of fashion, considered collectively.

Nearby words

  1. haut monde,
  2. haut-rhin,
  3. hautbois,
  4. hautboy,
  5. haute,
  6. haute cuisine,
  7. haute école,
  8. haute-garonne,
  9. haute-loire,
  10. haute-marne

Origin of haute couture

From French

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British Dictionary definitions for haute couture

haute couture

/ French (ot kutyr) /

noun

high fashion

Word Origin for haute couture

literally: high dressmaking

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