Beautiful people



(often initial capital letters) wealthy or famous people, often members of the jet set, who mingle in glamorous social circles and who, because of their celebrity, often establish trends or fashions.
Contemporary Examples

beautiful people and vehicles abound and the staff operates as flawlessly as any I’ve seen.
Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt July 9, 2010

The sport of surfing is a very sexy sport, beautiful people on beautiful beaches in minimal clothing.
Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave James Joiner December 22, 2014

They were young, smart, beautiful people who seemed happy and good for each other and America.
The Idolization of JFK Harvey J. Kaye July 8, 2013

“You have an A-list cast—some beautiful people with a great and funny story,” says Friday.
Inside Jumping the Broom’s Surprise Success Allison Samuels May 11, 2011

A comedy TV series, beautiful people , produced by Jon Plowman, will debut on LOGO in May.
Dead Cool: Madame Blavatsky Simon Doonan January 5, 2010

Historical Examples

He heard singing, too, such as fairies make; and he saw some beautiful people, such as those fairies whom he had brought with him.
Mopsa the Fairy Jean Ingelow

I think she was as beautiful as most beautiful people, and to Kipps she was altogether beautiful.
Kipps H. G. Wells

It is like beautiful people—who are usually so singularly unbeautiful.
Of All Things Robert C. Benchley

I like looking at geniuses, and listening to beautiful people.
An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde

beautiful people are thrilling to me, and Mrs. MacNairn has always seemed more so than any one else.
The White People Frances Hodgson Burnett

plural noun
(sometimes capitals) the beautiful people, rich, fashionable people in international high society

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    (often initial capital letters) wealthy or famous people, often members of the jet set, who mingle in glamorous social circles and who, because of their celebrity, often establish trends or fashions. Contemporary Examples It is funny how friends disappear when they see you at a class reunion and you are not the beautiful person you […]



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    having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech. excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying. the concept of […]

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    having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech. excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying. the concept of […]



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