gentlefolk gentlefolk


  • (n) people of good family and breeding and high social status


  1. Both seats are Tory strongholds: the Arundel Shoreham district of West Sussex is a rich man's garden, and Harrogate is a Yorkshire spa packed with retired gentlefolk.
  2. Scarcely had the rodeo roughnecks wahooed out of Manhattan's Madison Square Garden when the gentlefolk of horsedom cantered in.
  3. First came the White Russians, who as taxi drivers, doormen or waiters could not forget that they had once been gentlefolk.
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