Sloane Ranger

Sloane Ranger

[slohn]
noun
a member of a trendy and acquisitive set of largely upper-middle-class young people of London, England.

Origin:
1970–75; blend of Sloane Square, London, and Lone Ranger hero of radio and television Westerns

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Sloane Ranger (sləʊn)
 
n
informal Also called: Sloane a young upper-class or upper-middle-class person, esp a woman, having a home in London and in the country, characterized typically as wearing expensive informal country clothes
 
[C20: coined by Peter York, punning on Sloane Square, London SW1, and Lone Ranger, television cowboy character]

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Main Entry:  Sloane Ranger
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a fashionable upper-class young woman living in or near London
Etymology:  Sloane (Square, in London) + (Lone) Ranger
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Sloane Ranger
"fashionable but conventional young woman of London," 1975, from Sloane Square, near Chelsea, with a play on Lone Ranger.
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