Definition of socialite in English:



  • A person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment.

    • ‘His high jinks, exuberance and grandstanding were the marks of an eccentric, a playboy, a socialite.’
    • ‘He was clearly a man of considerable charm, well able to dupe the wealthy socialites of the day into believing him to be one of their own.’
    • ‘Hong Kong's glitterati and socialites showed up in force.’
    • ‘The article was written by Chester Francis-Jackson, a writer for the Jamaica Gleaner who covers all events such as these, or events put on by the very rich, most well known socialites in Jamaican society.’
    • ‘The sisters were raised as socialites who entertained, and were entertained by, both the cream and the froth of society.’
    • ‘We dined in the elegant Pump Room restaurant and drank the warm, odd-tasting, waters of the spring, as the 18th Century socialites had.’
    • ‘The Veronica Guerin film premiere promises to be a wonderful night out for North Kerry s glittering socialites who will be supporting a very worthy charity.’
    • ‘Popular socialites and the corporate elite of the City were present at the launch as special invitees, and they witnessed lively music and a personalised magic show.’
    • ‘Around 100 socialites from the city gathered and participated in the ceremony, dressed up in chef gear - yes, wearing chef caps, aprons and gloves.’
    • ‘During the British Raj, socialites in London, New York and Paris became enamored of Indian fabrics and embroidery.’
    • ‘Karol's younger sister, Ida Zaluski, was one of Vienna's leading socialites who always knew how to make an entrance.’
    • ‘Within the building a concert hall can also be found where many performances occurred for various socialites.’
    • ‘Kinloch then became a ‘must-see’ destination for London socialites who went there for glittering parties at which they could hunt by day and dance by night.’
    • ‘The crowd, as expected, was an interesting mix of diplomats, socialites and familiar faces from the arts, fashion and entertainment worlds.’
    • ‘For the most part, the upstairs bar draws an upscale clientele of suit-wearing, expatriate socialites happy to select wines from an extensive and expensive list.’
    • ‘Every night, Manila's socialites would gather in the elegant Sky Room to party and dine.’
    • ‘And then right in front of me were two extremely pretty socialites, totally clad in Versace in honour of the event.’
    • ‘The reception guest list included politicians, socialites, religious leaders, celebrities and comedians.’
    • ‘There's the fashionable socialite who boasts of having over 900 friends, among them none of whom he actually likes.’
    • ‘Parisian socialites traditionally were far more interested in being seen than watching the action taking place on the stage.’
    socialite, pleasure seeker, sybarite
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