Definition of vers de société in English:

vers de société

noun

mass noun
  • 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.’

Origin

French, literally ‘verse of society’.

Pronunciation

vers de société

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