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beau monde

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noun \bō-ˈmänd, -mōⁿd\

Definition of beau monde

plural beau mondes play \-ˈmän(d)z\ or beaux mondes play \bō-mōⁿd\

  1. :  the world of high society and fashion



Origin of beau monde

French, literally, fine world


First Known Use: 1673


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