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.
by goozbangi January 6, 2015
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...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"...

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 September 1, 2006
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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.

2. a barometer of sensuality and fashion.
"She looked kinda' haute in her myspace pic, but she turned out to be a psycho-hosebeast."
by they all have sharp knees February 28, 2005
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haut, the act of someone being more than just regular hot
Tyler Berkman is soooo haut
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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
by Betty Harvard September 1, 2005
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Form of the word hawt
Attractive or cool
said with a german accent because idiots think that makes everything funnier
Those gunnysacks are haut
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when a person is super smeggsy and hautter than other people ake the hautties
Guy #1 "Hey, look at those haut chicks over there!"
Guy #2 "Omg, I know right. Way hautter and smeggsyer than the rest"
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