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/French mɔ̃dɛn/
a woman who moves in fashionable society
characteristic of fashionable society; worldly
Word Origin
C19: from French; see mundane
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  • But the acuteness of the mondaine pales before that of the lover.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • From the aigrette in her hair to the paste buckle on her shoe she was mondaine.

    Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • She may be no more perfectly dressed, this mondaine, than her demi-mondaine sister of Armenonville.

    In Vanity Fair

    Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • The mondaine Empress was at once merged in the adoring mother; her whole soul was wrapped up in the boy.

  • To an outsider or a mondaine, the Maidonovo routine would have seemed monotonous to a verge of imbecility.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

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