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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upper class, upper crust(adj)

    the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy

  2. upper-class(adj)

    occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society

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  1. upper class(Noun)

    those people at the top of a social hierarchy

  2. upper class(Noun)

    the aristocracy

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  1. Upper class

    The upper class in modern societies is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power. The upper class is generally contained within the wealthiest 1-2% of the population, and is distinguished by immense wealth which is passed on from generation to generation. The term is often used in conjunction with the terms "middle class" and "working class" as part of a tripartite model of social stratification.


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