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upper classnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   (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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