- a woman who moves in fashionable society
- characteristic of fashionable society; worldly
C19: from French; see mundane
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Related Wordspractical, refined, worldly, mature, disillusioned, embittered, disenchanted, knowing, experienced, practiced, jaded, smooth, cultivated, seasoned, studied, bored, cool, citified, schooled, sophisticate
Examples from the Web for mondaine
But the acuteness of the mondaine pales before that of the lover.
From the aigrette in her hair to the paste buckle on her shoe she was mondaine.Hilda
Sarah Jeanette Duncan
She may be no more perfectly dressed, this mondaine, than her demi-mondaine sister of Armenonville.In Vanity Fair
Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
The mondaine Empress was at once merged in the adoring mother; her whole soul was wrapped up in the boy.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
To an outsider or a mondaine, the Maidonovo routine would have seemed monotonous to a verge of imbecility.