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aristocrat Line breaks: ar¦is¦to|crat
Pronunciation: /ˈarɪstəkrat/

Definition of aristocrat in English:


A member of the aristocracy: a decadent old blue-blooded aristocrat figurative the trout is the aristocrat of freshwater fish
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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, titled man/woman/person
informal aristo, top person, member of the upper crust
British informal toff, nob, rah, chinless wonder
rare optimate


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

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