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jeunesse dorée

[zhœ-nes daw-rey] /ʒœ nɛs dɔˈreɪ/
wealthy, stylish, sophisticated young people.
Origin of jeunesse dorée
literally, gilded youth Unabridged
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  • With direct Western frankness, the Pacific "jeunesse doree" will date from bonanza or railroad deal.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • He was to be escorted out of the Pueblo by the "jeunesse doree" of Alta California.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • In a single club, which is peculiarly consecrated to the jeunesse doree, three hundred members rode to the wars.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for jeunesse doree

jeunesse dorée

/ʒœnɛs dɔre/
rich and fashionable young people
Word Origin
literally: gilded youth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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