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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Definitions for soigné

  1. carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.
  2. well-groomed.

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Citations for soigné
I saw...books being borrowed from the library by gentlemen of soigné appearance. W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz, 2001
A moment later the lights dimmed, the orchestra struck up the prelude and the curtain slid smoothly up. Later, during the intermission, Hearn took a cup of hot chocolate and mingled with the soigné crowd. Eric Van Lustbader, The Bourne Legacy, 2010
Origin of soigné
1915-1920
Soigné came to English in the 1800s from the French word soigner meaning "take care of."