Gilded Age


the period in the U.S. c1870–98, characterized by a greatly expanding economy and the emergence of plutocratic influences in government and society. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for gilded age

Gilded Age


in reference to an era in U.S. history, from the novel "The Gilded Age" by Mark Twain and C.D. Warner, published 1873.

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