[uh-ris-tuh-krat, ar-uh-stuh-]
a member of an aristocracy, especially a noble.
a person who has the tastes, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy.
an advocate of an aristocratic form of government.
anything regarded as the best, most elegant, or most stylish of its kind: the aristocrat of California wines.

1770–80; < French aristocrate, back formation from aristocratie aristocracy

1. patrician, peer, lord. Unabridged
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aristocrat (ˈærɪstəˌkræt)
1.  a member of the aristocracy; a noble
2.  a person who has the manners or qualities of a member of a privileged or superior class
3.  a person who advocates aristocracy as a form of government

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Word Origin & History

1789, from Fr. aristocrate, a word of the Revolution, a back-formation from aristocratie (see aristocracy).
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Example sentences
You could be the poorest of the poor and still be an aristocrat.
He just fixed us with this look, and it was like confronting some kind of
By birth Froissart belonged to the bourgeoisie, but his tastes and associations
  made him an aristocrat.
Of course, but he still behaves like a born aristocrat.
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