Sloane Ranger


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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.
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Yes, the much-derided Alice band -- the classic accessory of the 80s Sloane Ranger -- is creeping back into fashion.
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