hauteur

[ hoh-tur; French oh-tœr ]
/ hoʊˈtɜr; French oʊˈtœr /

noun

haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.

Nearby words

  1. haute-saône,
  2. haute-vienne,
  3. hauterive,
  4. hautes-alpes,
  5. hautes-pyrénées,
  6. hauts-de-seine,
  7. hav,
  8. havana,
  9. havana brown,
  10. havana cigar

Origin of hauteur

1620–30; < French, equivalent to haut high (see haughty) + -eur -or1

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British Dictionary definitions for hauteur

hauteur

/ (əʊˈtɜː) /

noun

pride; haughtiness

Word Origin for hauteur

C17: from French, from haut high; see haughty

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Word Origin and History for hauteur

hauteur

n.

1620s, from French hauteur "haughtiness, arrogance," literally "height," from Old French hauture (12c.) "height, loftiness; grandeur, majesty," from haut (see haught).

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