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