1.a socially prominent person
personne polie (fr)[Classe]
solemn; ceremonious; ceremonial[Classe]
qui sacrifie à l'élitisme (fr)[Classe]
adult, grownup, grown-up[Hyper.]
A socialite is a member of a social elite, or someone aspiring to be a member. According to Merriam-Webster the word was first used in 1928. A socialite participates in social activities and spends a significant amount of time entertaining and being entertained at fashionable events attended by others of similar standing..
American socialites were originally listed in the Social Register, a list of the names and addresses of the "preferred social contacts" of the prominent families in the 19th century. In 1886, Louis Keller started to consolidate these lists and package them for sale.
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