a) A member of the top one percent of a population by wealth, ability, etc. (same as the ninety-ninth percentile).

An upper one-percenter in the income and wealth distributions, Rubin commuted by private jet between the tony Jefferson Hotel in Washington and his Park home in New York.

b) An esoteric joke which is unlikely to be appreciated by a general audience.

When critics pointer out that the bulk of his tax cut went to the wealthiest one percent of American […], after Bush got finished spinning, its amazing how many Americans ended up feeling sorry for those poor, deprived one percenters.

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