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Syllabification: a·ris·to·crat
Pronunciation: /əˈristəˌkrat

Definition of aristocrat in English:


1A member of the aristocracy: an aristocrat by birth
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  • It swept away the old feudal order of aristocrats and kings.
  • Luchino Visconti was an aristocrat who became a Communist.
  • These are the new collectors, as opposed to aristocrats or members of other wealthy families who have inherited art.
nobleman, noblewoman, lord, lady, peer, peeress, peer of the realm, patrician, grandee;
blue blood
informal aristo
1.1Something believed to be the best of its kind: the trout is the aristocrat of freshwater fish
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  • Whatever physical standards the Persian may meet, this aristocrat of catdom is well known for its charisma and loyalty.
  • Now, of course, monkfish is a sort of aristocrat of fish.
  • ‘Whether aristocrat, moggie or mouser, a cat is at home in the most stylish of settings,’ she writes.


late 18th century: from French aristocrate (a word of the French Revolution), from aristocratie (see aristocracy).

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