Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sophisticated manner or style.
  • n. The proper thing to do.
  • n. High society.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The height of fashion; fashionable society.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The height of the fashion; fashionable society.
  • n. See in the Vocabulary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The style of persons in high life; good breeding.
  • n. Polite or fashionable society.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fashionable elite

Etymologies

French : bon, good + ton, tone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, good tone, manner. (Wiktionary)

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