high-class or high-toned; fancy:
an haute restaurant that attracts a monied crowd.
high; elevated; upper.
French, literally “high,” fem. of haut (see haught). Haute bourgeoisie “the (French) upper-middle class” is from 1888.
[oht koo-too r; French oht koo-tyr] /ˌoʊt kuˈtʊər; French oʊt kuˈtür/ noun 1. high fashion; the most fashionable and influential dressmaking and designing. 2. the fashions so created. 3. the leading dressmaking establishments in the world of fashion, considered collectively. /ot kutyr/ noun 1. high fashion
[oht kwi-zeen; French oht kwee-zeen] /ˌoʊt kwɪˈzin; French oʊt kwiˈzin/ noun 1. fine or gourmet cooking; food preparation as an art. /ot kwizin/ noun 1. high-class cooking
[oht ey-kohl, -kawl; French oh tey-kawl] /ˌoʊt eɪˈkoʊl, -ˈkɔl; French oʊ teɪˈkɔl/ noun, plural hautes écoles [ohts ey-kohl, -kawl; French oht zey-kawl] /ˌoʊts eɪˈkoʊl, -kɔl; French oʊt zeɪˈkɔl/ (Show IPA) 1. a series of intricate steps, gaits, etc., taught to an exhibition horse. 2. (def 2). /ot ekɔl/ noun 1. the classical art of riding
[oht-ga-rawn] /oʊt gaˈrɔn/ noun 1. a department in S France. 2458 sq. mi. (6365 sq. km). Capital: Toulouse. /French otɡarɔn/ noun 1. a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Toulouse. Pop: 1 102 919 (2003 est). Area: 6367 sq km (2483 sq miles)