One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(With the and plural concord) the French upper middle class; (later also) the upper middle class of other countries (now historical and rare).
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the French upper middle class or (later) the upper middle class of other countries.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Leitch Ritchie (1800–1865), novelist and journalist.
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