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

  • n. One prominent in fashionable society.

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  • n. a person (more often a woman) of social prominence, considered to be an influential figure
  • n. a person who goes to fashionable parties and is often written about in the newspapers, etc.

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

  • n. a socially prominent person


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  • Liberty was modeled after a Philadelphia socialite from a drawing by artist Gilbert Stuart, a design change promoted by Mint Director Henry William DeSaussure (and perhaps encouraged by President George Washington) in his quest to improve the designs of all U.S. coins but especially those made from silver.

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  • In it, the socialite is seen splashing around in a large tub and poking fun at her previous sex tape fiasco, Fox News reports.

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  • Please, don't tell that Portillo's socialite is Kimberly Quinn ... oh, no she couldn't be her: her husband wouldn't have that reaction!

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  • Elsewhere on the lost-painting beat, a bohemian socialite is shaken by scandal after an erotic portrait of her is unveiled at an exhibition. mystery and suspense

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  • The appearance of Jocelyn Wildenstein, the 60-year-old US socialite, is a stark warning to cosmetic surgery candidates.

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  • The letters reveal that a beautiful Berlin socialite named Ethel Michanowski followed him to Oxford, only to discover that he was involved with a third woman.

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  • Inspired by this real-life event, Inamorata follows Martin Finch, a twenty-three-year-old Harvard graduate student and member of Scientific American's investigative committee, on the case of a lifetimean attempt to determine whether Mina Crawley, a beautiful Philadelphia socialite, is able to contact the spirit realm.

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  • The socialite was a hard-nosed business-woman, but she was a pushover when it came to Gram.

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