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Sloane Ranger

(sləʊn)
(in Britain) n
(Sociology) informal a young upper-class or upper-middle-class person, esp a woman, having a home in London and in the country, characterized typically as wearing expensive informal country clothes. Also called: Sloane
[C20: coined by Peter York, punning on Sloane Square, London SW1, and Lone Ranger, television cowboy character]
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Sloane Ranger

[ˌsləʊnˈreɪndʒəʳ] Nniño/a m/f bien (londinense)
SLOANE RANGER
El término Sloane Ranger o Sloane se usa para referirse a los jóvenes de clase alta que viven en las zonas más refinadas de Londres, como por ejemplo Chelsea o Kensington, y que visten ropa muy cara de estilo campero. Los Sloane hablan con un acento típico de su clase, tienen, en general, ideas conservadoras y le dan mucha importancia al rango social y a la apariencia. Este término fue acuñado por un escritor de moda en los años 70 y se usa en la actualidad con un tono despectivo para referirse a las personas con valores superficiales. La expresión proviene de un juego de palabras hecho con Lone Ranger (el Llanero Solitario) y el nombre de una zona elegante del centro de Londres, Sloane Square.
References in classic literature ?
EXCEPT Gilbert -- AND Charlie Sloane," said Diana, imitating Anne's italics and slyness.
Charlie Sloane will be a great comfort, of course," agreed Anne sarcastically; whereupon both those irresponsible damsels laughed.
Ruby Gillis gave me an apple and Sophia Sloane lent me a lovely pink card with `May I see you home?
And I hate Charlie Sloane, I can't bear a boy with goggle eyes.
Tommy Sloane let his team of crickets escape him altogether while he stared open-mouthed at the tableau.
So, the name and address were obtained without loss of time, and Miss Nickleby and her mama went off in quest of Mrs Wititterly, of Cadogan Place, Sloane Street, that same forenoon.
An audacious burglary and dastardly assault have been committed on the premises of the City and Suburban Bank in Sloane Street, W.
But this is the unvarnished record of an odious hour, and it passed without further aggravation from without; only, as I drove to Sloane Street, the news was on all the posters, and on one I read of "a clew" which spelt for me a doom I was grimly resolved to share.
Already there was something in the nature of a "run" up on the Sloane Street branch of the City and Suburban.
Well, you took the West End train and got off at Sloane Square.
No, he took another omnibus to Sloane Street, I sitting behind him as before.
today announced the appointment of Elliot Sloane, former Chief Executive Officer and founder of Sloane & Company, as a Senior Managing Director in the firms Strategic Communications segment.