from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The highest social class or group.

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  • noun The topmost layer of a bread, pastry dish, or other item with a hardened coating.
  • noun idiomatic The social elite.

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  • noun the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy


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