(also Sloane Ranger)
nounBritish • informal
- A fashionable upper-class young woman, especially one living in London: she speaks more like an Essex girl than a SloaneMore example sentences
- Be it baby boomers, punk, new romantics, Generation X, Sloanes, yuppies, bohos - I was too young/too old/too middle-class/too heterosexual/too poor or too rich to join in the fun.
- In my opinion that's about average for a meal in York, but my brain adds on the taxi fare back home which takes Sloanes into slightly expensive territory.
- I'd ban those mustard-coloured corduroys that Sloanes wear with stripy blue shirts and tweed jackets.
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- He was clearly an Etonian but he wasn't swaggering around in a braying, Sloaney way.
- When she was ejected from her fee-paying school, her parents thought it would be good for her to go to a boarding school: a Sloaney establishment in Kent.
- And definitely consign to oblivion the Sloaney cropped navy velvet jackets with pie-crust collars peeping out.
1970s: from Sloane Square, London (+ Lone Ranger, the name of a fictitious cowboy hero).