Borrowed from Old French elit, eslit (“chosen, elected”) past participle of elire, eslire (“to choose, elect”), from Latin eligere (“to choose, elect”), with past participle electus; see elect.
elite (comparative eliter or more elite, superlative elitest or most elite)
- Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.
- Representing the choicest or most select of a group.
elite (plural elites)
- 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.