elite etymology

English word elite comes from Old French elit

Detailed word origin of elite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
elit Old French (fro)
elite English (eng) A special group or social class of people which have a superior intellectual, social or economic status as, the elite of society.. Someone who is among the best at a certain task. Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.. Representing the choicest or most select of a group.