[ oht ]
/ oʊt /


high-class or high-toned; fancy: an haute restaurant that attracts a monied crowd.
high; elevated; upper.

Nearby words

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

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

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Word Origin and History for hauter



French, literally "high," fem. of haut (see haught). Haute bourgeoisie "the (French) upper-middle class" is from 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper