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English definition of “upper class”

upper class

noun [S, + sing/pl verb]     (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 . → Compare lower class, middle class, working classClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor upper-class     /ˌʌp.əˈklɑːs/ US  /-ɚˈklæs/ adjective C1 She comes from a very upper-class family .Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of upper class noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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