jeunesse dor'ee

Jeunesse dor\'ee

Jeu`nesse" do`r['e]e"\ [F.] Lit., gilded youth; young people of wealth and fashion, esp. if given to prodigal living; -- in the French Revolution, applied to young men of the upper classes who aided in suppressing the Jacobins after the Reign of Terror.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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