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See also: socialité
From social (“pertaining to high society”) + -ite, perhaps as a play on social light, in imitation of words in -ite.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsoʊʃəˌlaɪt/
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socialite (plural socialites)
- A person (often a woman) of social prominence, considered to be an influential figure.
- A person who goes to fashionable parties and is often written about in the newspapers, etc.
- 2008, Mike Cooley, Lisa's Birthday:
- Goodnight all you socialites don't wait up for me.
person of prominence and influence
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “socialite”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
Unadapted borrowing from English socialite.
socialite m or f by sense (plural socialites)
Borrowed from English socialite.
socialite m or f (plural socialites)
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