Definition of High society

1. Noun. The fashionable elite.

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

Definition of High society

1. Noun. The socially interacting wealthy fashionable elite of a society, especially in Western societies. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High Society

high roller
high scaler
high school
high schooler
high schoolers
high schools
high score
high score table
high score tables
high scores
high sea
high seas
high season
high side
high sign
high society (current term)
high speed steel
high spinal anaesthesia
high spirits
high spot
high status
high steppage gait
high stepper
high street
high streets
high style
high table
high tackle
high tackles
high tea

Literary usage of High society

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Retrospection, Political and Personal by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1912)
"Hence vice flourishes among the idlers, and high society becomes the ... These, the highest criminals in the land, are among the leaders in high society. ..."

2. Gilbert and Sullivan and Their Operas: With Recollections and Anecdotes of D by François Cellier, Cunningham Bridgeman (1914)
"... "—high society join in pit and gallery queues—In New York, tickets for first night sold by auction. THE secrecy of the Savoy management, ..."

3. The Empire of the Tsars and the Russians by Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin (1893)
"... —high society aiid the Aristocratic Circles—The French Language as a Social Barrier—Cosmopolitism and Lack of Nationality. ON the Russian nobility the ..."

4. Harper's First [-sixth] Reader edited by Orville T. Bright, James Baldwin (1889)
"To a city, a county, and a river, Michigan has given his name. II. THE HIGH SOCIETY OF INQUIRY. BY JG HOLLAND., IT must have been three weeks ..."

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