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beautiful people

plural noun
(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
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He heard singing, too, such as fairies make; and he saw some beautiful people, such as those fairies whom he had brought with him.

    Mopsa the Fairy Jean Ingelow
  • 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
  • I like looking at geniuses, and listening to beautiful people.

    An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde
  • beautiful people are thrilling to me, and Mrs. MacNairn has always seemed more so than any one else.

    The White People Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for beautiful people

beautiful people

plural noun
(sometimes capitals) the beautiful people, rich, fashionable people in international high society
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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