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beau monde

[ boh-mond; French boh mawnd ]
/ ˈboʊ ˈmɒnd; French boʊ ˈmɔ̃d /
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noun
the fashionable world; high society.
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Origin of beau monde

1705–15; <French: literally, fine world. See beau, monde
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British Dictionary definitions for beau monde

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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