Meaning of “upper class” in the English Dictionary

"upper class" in British English

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upper classnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌʌp.ə ˈklɑːs/ us /ˌʌp.ɚ ˈklæs/ also the upper classes [ plural ]

C1 a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich:

upper-class
adjective uk /ˌʌp.əˈklɑːs/ us /-ɚˈklæs/

C1

She comes from a very upper-class family.

(Definition of “upper class” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upper class" in American English

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upper classnoun

us /ˌˈʌp·ər ˈklæs/

the group of people who have the highest position and the most social and economic influence in a society

(Definition of “upper class” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"upper class" in Business English

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upper classnoun [ S ]

uk us 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.
upper-class
adjective

She comes from a very upper-class family.

(Definition of “upper class” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)