Definition of overclass in US English:



  • A privileged, wealthy, or powerful subgroup in society.

    as modifier ‘a degree from an Ivy League school is an almost indispensable credential of overclass membership’
    • ‘One beef I do have with radical history is that it often forces everything it touches into the same underclass versus overclass mould.’
    • ‘Well, it's the overclass that is the dishonest, criminal and corrupt burden on society.’
    • ‘The emergence of the overclass means that lots of people can enjoy the security of being liberated from necessity and the freedom to pursue happiness.’