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socialite

[soh-shuh-lahyt] /ˈsoʊ ʃəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a socially prominent person.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; social + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for socialite

socialite

/ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a person who is or seeks to be prominent in fashionable society
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Word Origin and History for socialite
n.

1928, first in "Time" magazine, from social (adj.) in the "pertaining to high society" sense, perhaps as a play on social light, in imitation of words in -ite (1).

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