One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveCanadian, North American
Designating partly skimmed milk containing one per cent milk fat; also as noun.
nounthe one per cent
The very richest segment of a population, consisting of those who belong to the top percentile of income or wealth.‘while he came from lower-middle class roots, he's definitely in the one per cent now’Contrasted with ninety-nine per cent‘the time is long overdue for us to create an economy that works for middle class and working families, not just the one per cent’
Denoting a type of partly skimmed milk containing one per cent milk fat.‘a small latte with one shot of espresso and one per cent milk’
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