haut monde

haut monde
   (oh MOHND) [French] High society; the well-to-do and well-connected.
   All in all, it’s a shameless tearjerker with haut monde aspirations. —Time, March 8, 1999.

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  • haut monde — [ō mōnd′] n. [Fr] high society …   English World dictionary

  • haut monde — Synonyms and related words: FFVs, Vanity Fair, ancienne noblesse, aristocracy, baronage, baronetage, beau monde, beautiful people, best people, blue blood, cafe society, carriage, carriage trade, chivalry, cream of society, drawing room, elect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • haut monde — [əʊ mɒhaut monded] noun fashionable society. Origin Fr., lit. high world …   English new terms dictionary

  • haut monde —   n. high world ; high society.    ♦ haut ton, n. high fashion; bon ton …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • haut monde — also haute monde noun Etymology: French, literally, high world Date: 1864 high society …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haut monde — /oh mond /; Fr. /oh mawonnd / high society. Also, haute monde /oht mond /. [ < F] * * * …   Universalium

  • haut monde — [[t]ˌoʊ ˈmɒnd[/t]] also haute monde [[t]ˌoʊtˈmɒnd[/t]] n. high society • Etymology: 1860–65; < F …   From formal English to slang

  • haut monde — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fr., upper classes; high society. See fashion, nobility …   English dictionary for students

  • haut monde — /oʊt ˈmɒnd/ (say oht mond) noun high society. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • haut monde — n. fashionable society. Etymology: F, lit. = high world …   Useful english dictionary