upper-crust

upper crust

noun
1.
the topmost layer of crust, as of a pie.
2.
Informal. the highest social class.

Origin:
1425–75; 1830–35 for def 2; late Middle English

upper-crust, adjective
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upper crust
 
n
informal the upper class

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upper crust definition


Upper class: “The upper crust often have at least one summer house.”

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