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beautiful people

plural noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) wealthy or famous people, often members of the jet set, who mingle in glamorous social circles and who, because of their celebrity, often establish trends or fashions.
Origin of beautiful people
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
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  • It is no wonder that the Greeks became the most beautiful people in the world.

    Mal Moule Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • I think she was as beautiful as most beautiful people, and to Kipps she was altogether beautiful.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • It is like beautiful people—who are usually so singularly unbeautiful.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • Throughout the rows of beautiful people, the mumbling increased.

    The Beautiful People Charles Beaumont
  • beautiful people, with great golden eyes and scarlet tunics.

    Felony James Causey
British Dictionary definitions for beautiful people

beautiful people

plural noun
1.
(sometimes capitals) the beautiful people, rich, fashionable people in international high society
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