Definition of Beau monde

1. Noun. The fashionable elite.

Exact synonyms: Bon Ton, High Society, Smart Set, Society
Member holonyms: Four Hundred
Generic synonyms: Elite, Elite Group



Definition of Beau monde

1. Noun. (dated) The fashionable part of society. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beau Monde

beato
beats
beats a dead horse
beats around the bush
beats down
beats me
beats off
beats per minute
beats up
beatscape
beatscapes
beau
beau geste
beau ideal
beau idéal
beau monde (current term)
beau sabreur
beaucatcher
beaucatchers
beaucoup
beaucoups
beaufet
beaufets
beauffet
beauffets
beaufin
beaufins
beaugregory
beauish
beaupere

Literary usage of Beau monde

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"14) to ' enjoy the happiness of the beau monde and the company of men of genius,' and he stayed in London for a year, where ho never managed ..."

2. Old Paris: Its Court and Literary Salons by Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1880)
"The face resumed its smoothness and fairness, and after a season of retirement at Chantilly, she reappeared, we are told, in the beau monde, '' dans tout I ..."

3. Passages from My Autobiography by Morgan (Sydney) (1859)
"St. Thomas Aquinas was the fashionable resort of the beau monde. Lady Morgan to Lady Clarke. MY DEAR LOVE, Hotel du Tibre, Rue de Helder, Paris, Sunday, ..."

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