- high-class or high-toned; fancy: an haute restaurant that attracts a monied crowd.
- high; elevated; upper.
- from top to bottom; from head to foot.
- in a haughty, disdainful manner; condescendingly.
French, literally “high,” fem. of haut (see haught). Haute bourgeoisie “the (French) upper-middle class” is from 1888.