the beau mondenoun [ U ]uk /ˌbəʊ ˈmɒnd/ us /ˌboʊ ˈmɑːnd/ old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- He was seated on a big boulder at the roadside, enjoying the shade, and was evidently on his way by foot to the Castle gates to watch the beau monde assembling for the review.
- Provided she could procure the means of satisfying her taste for dress, and of making a figure in the beau monde, no other concerns ever disturbed her imagination.
- We sup at your brother's to-night, with all the beau monde of Quebec: we shall be superbly entertained, I know.
- Well, if she does, I shall perhaps have a glimpse at the beau monde. I wonder if all the men in society look as high-bred as he does?