follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

Four Hundred

noun
1.
the exclusive social set of a city or area.
Also, 400.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; allegedly after the capacity of the ballroom in the mansion of Caroline Schermerhorn Astor, a leader of New York society in the late 19th century
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Four Hundred

Four Hundred

noun
1.
(US) the Four Hundred, the most exclusive or affluent social clique in a particular place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for Four

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Four Hundred