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

  • n. Informal The highest social class or group.

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  • n. The topmost layer of a bread, pastry dish, or other item with a hardened coating.
  • n. The social elite.

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  • n. the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy

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