upper class

Definitions of upper class
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n the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy

Synonyms:
upper crust
Examples:
Ferdinand and Isabella
joint monarchs of Spain; Ferdinand V and Isabella I
William and Mary
joint monarchs of England; William III and Mary II
Types:
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elite, elite group
a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
aristocracy, gentry
the most powerful members of a society
people in power, ruling class
the class of people exerting power or authority
chosen, elect
an exclusive group of people
cream, pick
the best people or things in a group
clerisy, intelligentsia
an educated and intellectual elite
landed gentry, squirearchy
the gentry who own land (considered as a class)
beau monde, bon ton, high society, smart set, society
the fashionable elite
few
a small elite group
aristocracy, nobility
a privileged class holding hereditary titles
Type of:
class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum
people having the same social, economic, or educational status

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