beau monde

[ boh mond; French boh mawnd ]
/ ˈboʊ ˈmɒnd; French boʊ ˈmɔ̃d /

noun

the fashionable world; high society.

Origin of beau monde

1705–15; < French: literally, fine world. See beau, monde
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beau monde

/ (ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd, French bo mɔ̃d) /

noun

the world of fashion and society

Word Origin for beau monde

C18: French, literally: fine world
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