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.
[hoh-tur; French oh-tœr] /hoʊˈtɜr; French oʊˈtœr/ noun 1. haughty manner or spirit; arrogance. /əʊˈtɜː/ noun 1. pride; haughtiness n. 1620s, from French hauteur “haughtiness, arrogance,” literally “height,” from Old French hauture (12c.) “height, loftiness; grandeur, majesty,” from haut (see haught).
[oht-vyen] /oʊtˈvyɛn/ noun 1. a department in central France. 2145 sq. mi. (5555 sq. km). Capital: Limoges. /French otvjɛn/ noun 1. a department of W central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Limoges. Pop: 353 788 (2003 est). Area: 5555 sq km (2166 sq miles)
[oh mond; French oh mawnd] /ˌoʊ ˈmɒnd; French oʊ ˈmɔ̃d/ noun 1. high society. /o mɔ̃d/ noun 1. high society
[hou] /haʊ/ noun 1. a clambering tree, Hibiscus tileaceus, of tropical shores, having leathery, ovate leaves and yellow flowers that turn dark red as they fade, and yielding a fiber used as cordage.