Definition of vers de société in English:

vers de société


mass noun
  • Verse dealing with topics provided by polite society in a light, witty style.

    • ‘The Lovemakers is a kind of vers de société taken to the level of high art.’
    • ‘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?’


French, literally ‘verse of society’.


vers de société

/sɒ-//ˌvɛː də səʊsɪeɪˈteɪ//vɛʀ də sɒsjete/