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Haute means "high" in French. It is pronounced "hote", NOT "hot". It is used most commonly with the word "Couture" (pronounced catore) which means "fashion" in French. Thus, Haute Couture means High Fashion.

It does not, however, mean hawt, hot, sexy, whatever. People who use haute in place of those words are idiots who seriously need to read the REAL dictionary instead of urbandictionary.com.
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French for 'high' feminine is haute and masculine is haut. It does not have to be paired with the word Couture (meaning sewing) The 'H' is not pronounced. haute is pronounced like OAT.
It's one of those words really misused and misunderstood in English
It does NOT MEAN hot.
but when used with the word couture, meaning to sew, it means , High Fashion. Or sophisticatedly made clothing.
Haute montagne = high mountain, la haute Égypte= upper Egypt.
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Haute

...actually DOES have a meaning on its own, and doesn't have to be paired with "couture". It means "fashionably elegant" OR "high class" OR simply "fancy"...
haute
adj.

Fashionably elegant: “In Washington, haute gastronomy is at least as important as the national economy”...

...please get it straight before calling someone else an idiot!
by ...fashionably elegant August 31, 2006
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adj.
1. To excel at being fabulous in every appropriately trend-setting way possible, adapting to the ebb and flow of social consciousness and the popular status quo, enhancing ones natural beauty in the process.

n.
2. a barometer of sensuality and fashion.
"She looked kinda' haute in her myspace pic, but she turned out to be a psycho-hosebeast."
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1. Used to describe something that is 'hot'; NOT Paris Hilton 'hot' juss haute; used by people who said the phrase before Paris Hilton banned anyone else saying it.
A friend: "How's this top look with this micromini?"

You: "Thats haute."
by Carrie August 20, 2005
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Past hawt, shmexy, seckzy, secksy and secksi combined, haute is the only way to describe tons of celebrities who are so hot they almost knock you over when you see them.

Also another expression used in the same way as hot; could also be used to describe erotic or semi-erotic situations (much like the word hot tends to do).
Some really haute celebrities are: Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Levine, Ewan McGregor and about a million others.

Oh my god, guys, wouldn't it be so haute if those two started holding hands? THEY'RE HOLDING HANDS IN MY MIND! LOOK GUYS LOOK!
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