aris·​to ə-ˈri-(ˌ)stō How to pronounce aristo (audio)
plural aristos

Examples of aristo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show glancingly and very delicately acknowledges that Britain’s aristos are resistant to accepting a Black queen, along with the elevation of other Black families to their social circle. Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2023 Her Richard is an entitled aristo rather than a calculating imp, a swaggering T. rex instead of a darting velociraptor. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 11 July 2022 Sohel’s father, an aristo to his fingertips, would have been amused to think of a Dunyapur peasant having an opinion on the matter at all, and might have called him over to enjoy his discomfiture in the presence of the Begum Sahiba’s bikini. Daniyal Mueenuddin, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2021 Linda is a sheltered, frivolous, and innocuous aristo-fool. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 31 July 2021 This rogue aristo, who jokingly promised never to design tiaras, wasn’t having any of it. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 18 May 2021 Her hatred is particularly directed towards the aristo-looking Veronica. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2019 Howells began his adventures in design stenciling the floors of the Laura Ashley boutique in the early 1980s, then at the nexus of boho London aristo society. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 19 July 2018 And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, 21 May 2018 See More

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Word History


by shortening

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aristo was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Aristo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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