Definition of gilded youth in English:

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gilded youth


[treated as singular or plural]
Young people of wealth, fashion, and flair: a new bar trying to attract the gilded youth of London
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  • 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.


Late 19th century: translating jeunesse dorée.

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