1. high-class or high-toned; fancy: an haute restaurant that attracts a monied crowd.
  2. high; elevated; upper.

adverb French.

  1. from top to bottom; from head to foot.
  2. in a haughty, disdainful manner; condescendingly.

French, literally “high,” fem. of haut (see haught). Haute bourgeoisie “the (French) upper-middle class” is from 1888.

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