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beau monde

[boh mond; French boh mawnd] /ˈboʊ ˈmɒnd; French boʊ ˈmɔ̃d/
noun
1.
the fashionable world; high society.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < French: literally, fine world. See beau, monde
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beau monde

/ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd; French bo mɔ̃d/
noun
1.
the world of fashion and society
Word Origin
C18: French, literally: fine world
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