socialite


Socialite, according to certain sources, is a term taken from the North American English “socialite”, to which a French pronunciation has been added by placing the stress on the last syllable. And according to the Oxford English Dictionary, which is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press publishing house, which is considered the most erudite and complete dictionary of the English language, it exposes the word “socialite” as: “A person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment» which can be translated as «person who is well known in modern society and is fond of social activities and entertainment«.

For its part, we can say that a socialite is that individual of the wealthy, wealthy or wealthy class, almost always female, who attends charitable, charitable activities, meetings and other acts that are related to the upper class and society. . This pseudo-Galicism borrowed from English serves as an adjective for today’s celebrities, due to their great ability to bond with other people rather than their talents or professional merits.

The concept of “socialite”, in English, dates back to the 13th and 19th centuries. Most of the early upper-class societies were wives or mistresses of royalty or nobility, but being a society woman was more of a duty and a means of survival than a form of pleasure.

In the 19th century, in the United States, the phenomenon of the Social Registry occurred, which is a directory of names and addresses of prominent American families that make up the social elite, that is, these people were listed by reason of birth, upbringing, education and economic situation specifically; but it was not until 1886 that Louis Keller began to consolidate said directory and thus sell it.