One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
treated as singular or plural Fashionable, wealthy young people.‘a new bar trying to attract the gilded youth of London’
- ‘I was at an upmarket chiringuito (beach bar) in the midst of a crowd of extremely gilded youth, sipping a cuba libre and listening to loud music.’
- ‘Indeed, if the book has an underlying theme, it is to refute the standard tabloid image of Dublin's gilded youth as badly behaved hedonists.’
- ‘The writers have avoided the commonplace and discovered a rich language for these gilded youth.’
- ‘Her murder shattered many illusions, exposing the dark underside of this exotic world, and triggered a debate about the morals of India's gilded youth.’
- ‘In all this Yang is the epitome of the gilded youth of pre-WWII China who received an education in the West before coming home to face deprivation and civil war.’
Late 19th century: translating jeunesse dorée.
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