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Attributive Of or relating to Park Lane, especially with reference to the grand houses and hotels situated there. Hence allusively: any wealthy and aristocratic area; (by metonymy) the wealthy upper classes; the attitudes or outlook associated with them.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. From Park Lane, the name of a street in the West End of London which runs alongside Hyde Park.
Park Lane/ˌpɑːk ˈleɪn/
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