socialite

noun
so·​cial·​ite | \ ˈsō-shə-ˌlīt How to pronounce socialite (audio) \

Definition of socialite

: a socially prominent person

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The socialite was known for her exquisite taste in style and interiors, even embarking on a career as an interior decorator at one point. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Carole Radziwill Remembers Her Late Mother-in-Law Lee Radziwill," 19 Feb. 2019 At the time, police said the Italian socialite paid four accomplices, including her psychic, $375,000 to commit the killing. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Maurizio Gucci's ex-wife says she was 'very happy' after slaying: 'I am not guilty, but I am not innocent'," 17 July 2018 The Manhattan home of Lee Radziwill, a prominent New York socialite and the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is going on the market for $5.7 million. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Manhattan Home of Socialite Lee Radziwill Lists for $5.7 Million," 29 Apr. 2019 John had already made me a bias cut black satin evening suit that evoked Shalom Harlow’s look from his unforgettable Fall 1994 show in Paris socialite Sao Schlumberger’s empty Louis Seize mansion. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Story Behind Hamish Bowles’s Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano Met Gala Look," 8 May 2019 The Upper East side home of the late fashion icon and socialite Lee Radziwill has hit the market for $5.7 million. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Inside Lee Radziwill's Energetic Upper East Side Apartment," 8 May 2019 When philanthropist and socialite Jayne Wrightsman died last Saturday at the age of 99, she was rightly lauded for her impeccable eye for fine art and antiques. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Jayne Wrightsman’s Jewelry Collection Was the Stuff of Legend," 25 Apr. 2019 Maroney's seen here (right) with socialite Stavros Niarchos. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Jennifer Lawrence's Fiancé Cooke Maroney? He's an Art Dealer," 6 Feb. 2019 At the time, Wrightsman was dating socialite Martha Kemp, but when he was hospitalized for lip cancer, Kemp was off gallivanting while Jayne maintained a bedside vigil throughout his illness. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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socialite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of socialite

: someone who is well-known in fashionable society and is often seen at parties and other social events for wealthy people

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