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


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

Origin of overclass

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Examples from the Web for overclass

  • 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