Definition of hauteur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hauteur

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əʊˈtɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːˈtɜːr//
 
, NAmE//oʊˈtɜːr//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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an unfriendly way of behaving towards other people suggesting that you think that you are better than they are Word OriginFrench, from haut ‘high’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hauteur