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upper class

noun
1.
a class of people above the middle class, having the highest social rank or standing based on wealth, family connections, and the like.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
Related forms
upper-class, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for upperclass

upper class

noun
1.
the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy
adjective (upper-class when prenominal)
2.
of or relating to the upper class
3.
(US, education) of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school
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