Definition of beau monde in English:

beau monde

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Pronunciation: /bəʊ ˈmɒnd
 
, bo mɔ̃d/

noun

(the beau monde)
  • Fashionable society: London was the centre of this jet-hopping beau monde
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    • She was indeed a creature of the beau monde, the same society that had virtually shunned his family in the past and even now only reluctantly accepted them.
    • What started as a schoolgirl rebellion against Japan's rigid conformity is now causing ripples of admiration from the beau monde of international fashion.
    • But it is not wild nightlife the buyers come for, or to be seen behind Gucci glasses with the beau monde, or even white-knuckle skiing: it is chalets they can use all year round and a friendly, family atmosphere.

Origin

French, literally 'fine world'.

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