beau monde

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noun \bō-ˈmänd, -mōⁿd\

Definition of beau monde

plural

beau mondes

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beaux mondes

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  1. :  the world of high society and fashion

Origin and Etymology of beau monde

French, literally, fine world


First Known Use: 1673

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