socialite

socialite

[soh-shuh-lahyt]
noun
a socially prominent person.

Origin:
1925–30; social + -ite1

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socialite (ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt)
 
n
a person who is or seeks to be prominent in fashionable society

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socialite
1928, probably a coinage among writers and editors at "Time" magazine, perhaps as a contraction of social light, in imitation of words in -ite.
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