Definition of haut monde in English:

haut monde


the haut monde
  • Fashionable society.

    ‘the haut monde's artificial hypocrisy’
    • ‘Tech stocks may tumble and recession may loom, but the appetite for le Birkin in the haut monde seems insatiable.’
    • ‘Built in 1912, the Carlton once attracted the most prominent members of Europe's haut monde.’
    • ‘Bon ton, high society, smart set, haut monde, high life, beautiful people etc are some of the words that are synonymous with beau monde.’
    • ‘Settling in Paris, she sold her merchandise to the haut monde, and cultivated people who could do her some good.’
    • ‘Today it is not only the haut monde getting nipped and tucked, but also the average American.’
    best, pick, cream, flower, nonpareil, elect
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French, literally ‘high world’.


haut monde

/əʊ ˈmɒ̃d/