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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: The upper classes usually send their children to expensive private schools.
upper-class
adjective uk   /ˌʌp.əˈklɑːs/ us   /-ɚˈklæs/
C1 She comes from a very upper-class family.
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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)

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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)
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