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Jeunesse Doree

The “gilded youth” of a nation; that is, the rich and fashionable young unmarried men.

“There were three of the jeunesse dorée, and, as such, were pretty well known to the ladies who promenade the grand circle.” —T. Terrel: Lady Delmar, ix.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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