beau monde

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beau monde

 (bō mŏnd′, môNd′)
n. pl. beaux mondes (bō môNd′) or beau mondes (bō mŏndz′)
The world of fashionable society.

[French : beau, good + monde, world, society.]

beau monde

(ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd; French bo mɔ̃d)
n
the world of fashion and society
[C18: French, literally: fine world]

beau monde

(ˈboʊ ˈmɒnd, ˈmɔ̃d)
n.
the fashionable world; high society.
[1705–15; < French: literally, fine world]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beau monde - the fashionable elitebeau monde - the fashionable elite    
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
References in classic literature ?
It has also found out that they will entertain a brilliant and distinguished circle of the ELITE of the BEAU MONDE (the fashionable intelligence is weak in English, but a giant refreshed in French) at the ancient and hospitable family seat in Lincolnshire.
Yet there were two or three small airless houses at the entrance end of Mews Street, which went at enormous rents on account of their being abject hangers-on to a fashionable situation; and whenever one of these fearful little coops was to be let (which seldom happened, for they were in great request), the house agent advertised it as a gentlemanly residence in the most aristocratic part of town, inhabited solely by the elite of the beau monde.