(often initial capital letters) wealthy or famous people, often members of the jet set, who mingle in glamorous social circles and who, because of their celebrity, often establish trends or fashions.
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Origin of beautiful people
First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for beautiful people
the beautiful people (sometimes capitals) rich, fashionable people in international high society
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