Definition of gilded youth in English:

gilded youth

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noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • Young people of wealth, fashion, and flair: a new bar trying to attract the gilded youth of London
    More example sentences
    • I was at an upmarket chiringuito (beach bar) in the midst of a crowd of extremely gilded youth, sipping a cuba libre and listening to loud music.
    • Her murder shattered many illusions, exposing the dark underside of this exotic world, and triggered a debate about the morals of India's gilded youth.
    • Indeed, if the book has an underlying theme, it is to refute the standard tabloid image of Dublin's gilded youth as badly behaved hedonists.

Origin

late 19th century: translating jeunesse dorée.

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