Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The height of the fashion; fashionable society.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated The height of fashion; fashionable society.

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

  • noun the fashionable elite

Etymologies

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

[French : bon, good + ton, tone.]

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French, good tone, manner.

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