Meaning of “the upper crust” in the English Dictionary

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"the upper crust" in British English

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the upper crustnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌʌp.ə ˈkrʌst/ us /ˌʌp.ɚ ˈkrʌst/ informal

people who have the highest social position and are usually rich:

Many treasures were brought back to Britain because its upper crust was wealthy and liked travelling abroad.

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

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