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[hahy-klas, -klahs] /ˈhaɪˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/
of a type superior in quality or degree; first-rate:
a high-class hotel.
Origin of high-class
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Consider that, you Would-be-Goods, who are not above putting worse things in your "high-class" work.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • A handsome volume, in good type, with high-class illustrations.

    The Girls of St. Olave's Mabel Mackintosh
  • Two-thirds of the area is cultivated and the proportion of high-class crops is large.

  • Some of her work has appeared in Harper's Magazine and other high-class periodicals.

    The Indian Today Charles A. Eastman
  • But the Italian patriot was a high-class beggar; he was collecting funds, and had no idea of wasting his time in hard work.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
British Dictionary definitions for high-class


of very good quality; superior: a high-class grocer
belonging to, associated with, or exhibiting the characteristics of an upper social class: a high-class lady, a high-class prostitute
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for high-class

1864, from high (adj.) + class (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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