One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Verse dealing with topics provided by polite society in a light, witty style.
- ‘And here's a couple of pounds of vers de société that I got at a rate from the clever magazines.’
- ‘It is not altogether apparent what one is to make of this - should light verse be vers de société?’
- ‘The Lovemakers is a kind of vers de société taken to the level of high art.’
French, literally ‘verse of society’.
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