upper-crust


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upper crust

n. Informal
The highest social class or group.

up′per-crust′ adj.

upper-crust

adj
(Sociology) informal relating to the upper class
Translations

upper-crust

[ˈʌpəˈkrʌst] ADJde categoría (social) superior, de buen tono
see also upper C
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