Definition of aristocrat in English:

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aristocrat

Pronunciation: /əˈristəˌkrat/

noun

A member of the aristocracy: an aristocrat by birth figurative the trout is the aristocrat of freshwater fish
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
nobleman, noblewoman, lord, lady, peer, peeress, peer of the realm, patrician, grandee;
blue blood
informal aristo

Origin

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

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Syllabification: a·ris·to·crat

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