so·​cial·​ite | \ˈsō-shə-ˌlīt \

Definition of socialite 

: a socially prominent person

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For her nephew's special day at St James's Palace, the socialite arrived in a baby blue collared dress and matching fascinator. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wears Blue for Prince Louis' Christening," 9 July 2018 During the sixth season of the Shahs of Sunset, the Bravo reality television show from Ryan Seacrest Productions about six Iranian-American socialites in Los Angeles, Janice Dickinson made a brief appearance. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ryan Seacrest Co. Look to Dismiss Janice Dickinson's Lawsuit Over Reality Show Cameo," 11 June 2018 The painting remains a link between the fallen socialites and their relative, Mrs. Onassis, who became one of the most celebrated women in the world. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "‘Staunch Characters’ Battle Over Painting of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis," 15 Feb. 2018 Nielsen is set to play socialite Corinna Hodel, according to Cinema Blend., "Chris Pine’s New Show Is Basically True Detective: Wonder Woman & We're All In," 4 July 2018 As a defense attorney, Dershowitz has represented many controversial characters, people like televangelist Jim Bakker, socialite Claus von Bulow, and, of course, O.J. Simpson. Mark Shanahan,, "The Martha’s Vineyard crowd strikes back at Alan Dershowitz," 4 July 2018 Chavez's yacht party happened in mid-May and featured Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt, model Bambi Northwood-Blyth, and socialites Lady Victoria, among others. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Houston jewelry designer and Rice graduate throws a jaw-dropping party in Cannes," 29 June 2018 Barron, Paris and Nicky's younger brother, married fellow socialite Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff in St. Barts surrounded by family and friends. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Paris and Nicky Hilton Celebrated Their Brother's Wedding in St. Barts," 4 June 2018 Her younger brother, 28-year-old Barron, married socialite Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff in a ceremony in St. Barth’s. Erika Harwood, Vanities, "Paris Hilton D.J.’d at Her Brother’s Wedding," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of socialite

1909, in the meaning defined above

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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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