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overclass

[ oh-ver-klas, ‐klahs ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌklæs, ‐ˌklɑs /
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noun

a social stratum consisting of educated and wealthy people considered to control the economic power of a country.

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Origin of overclass

1990–95
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  • What he knows about is the American overclass, a large chunk of which happens to reside in the Empire State.

    Harold Ford Implodes|Peter Beinart|January 14, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • The credentialed overclass centered in Washington and the universities despises people without elite educations.

    The New Heat Center|Michael Lind|January 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • The university-educated overclass is a truly national and increasingly post-racial elite.

    The New Heat Center|Michael Lind|January 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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