from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The elite; the ‘upper ton’; the highest of high life.
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She's a dear little woman, and a good little woman, and she has the French-American _pschutt_, as the idiot word goes now.
Prince had just seen, very elegant with his stick and eyeglass, and his careless, disdainful air; and who had said, like a man accustomed to every magnificence, fatigued with luxury, blase with pleasure, and caring only for what is truly pschutt (to use the latest slang): "Pretty women so rarely go there!"
There are the hypostyle halls, the two Osirid pillars -- colossal figures of strange gods, in coloured relief -- there is the great blue scarab, the cartouche, the _pschent_, the _pschutt_, and all that we admire in the Rameseum of the Ancient Empire.