Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Fashionable society.

Etymologies

French : haut, high + monde, world, society.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It was also an international event of the breeding world and haut monde, rivaled only by the Prix Diane at Chantilly and the Royal Ascot.

    The Glory Game

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