beau monde

[boh mond; French boh mawnd]
noun
the fashionable world; high society.

Origin:
1705–15; < French: literally, fine world. See beau, monde

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beau monde (ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd, French bo mɔ̃d)
 
n
the world of fashion and society
 
[C18: French, literally: fine world]

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If the drama had few charms for more thoughtful and soberminded citizens, it irresistibly attracted the beau monde.
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