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jeunesse dorée


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

  • n. Fashionable and wealthy young people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Young people who are dazzlingly rich, elegant, etc.; the youthful part of fashionable society.


French : jeunesse, youth + dorée, gilded.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French jeunesse dorée (gilded youth) (Wiktionary)


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  • Stanford in those days had recently been for the country club set, the jeunesse dorée of California. (I could never understand in Double Indemnity how Phyllis Dietrichson's gross husband was an alumnus.)
    Charles Rowan Beye, My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), p. 139.
    At the time of the trip to Athens . . . only my two daughters and I were to go . . . . The younger went to school for her senior year at an American-style international institution in a posh suburb of Athens with the children of the diplomatic corps and the rest of the jeunesse dorée d'Athènes.
    Id., p. 207.

    March 6, 2016

  • JM gets scared when the jeunesse dorée are also predominantly blondes

    February 16, 2009

  • 'Gilded youth'; rich young people.

    May 15, 2008