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English definition of “upper class”

upper class

noun [S]     ECONOMICS
a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich : The upper classes usually send their children to private schools . → Compare lower-class, the middle class, working-class
upper-class adjective
(Definition of upper class noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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