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aristocrat

[ uh-ris-tuh-krat, ar-uh-stuh- ]
/ əˈrɪs təˌkræt, ˈær ə stə- /
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noun

a member of an aristocracy, especially a noble.
a person who has the tastes, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy.
an advocate of an aristocratic form of government.
anything regarded as the best, most elegant, or most stylish of its kind: the aristocrat of California wines.

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RELATED WORDS

noble, patrician, peer, swell, gentleperson

Nearby words

aristides, aristippus, aristo, aristo-, aristocracy, aristocrat, aristocratic, aristolochiaceous, aristology, aristophanes, aristophanes of byzantium

Origin of aristocrat

1770–80; < French aristocrate, back formation from aristocratie aristocracy
SYNONYMS FOR aristocrat
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British Dictionary definitions for aristocrat

aristocrat

/ (ˈærɪstəˌkræt) /

noun

a member of the aristocracy; a noble
a person who has the manners or qualities of a member of a privileged or superior class
a person who advocates aristocracy as a form of government
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Word Origin and History for aristocrat

aristocrat


n.

1789, from French aristocrate, a word of the Revolution, a back-formation from aristocratie (see aristocracy).

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