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  • adj. Elegance or sophistication, especially characterised by pretentiousness.


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  • I've eaten here a couple of times and it's an amazing mix of piss-elegance, fine cuisine, and hammered Orange County uppercrusties who are nearly too drunk to stand (Club 33 is the only place in the park where you are allowed to drink).

    Boing Boing: March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005 Archives

  • The Tom of Finland Nazi chic is about the refined, intellectual spirit of the Third Reich: The swooping Romanesques, the futuristic deco streamlining of the double-lightning-bolt SS insignia, the arch piss-elegance of the gentleman fascist with his swagger-stick and his precise little pistol in its gleaming leather holster.

    Boing Boing: September 8, 2002 - September 14, 2002 Archives

  • For a brief spell in the mid-Sixties, Edie Sedgwick was the debutante princess of piss-elegance, an Andy Warhol 'superstar' whose fashion trademark was a snowy white mink draped over a dimestore t-shirt.



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