adj.— «The message came from a friend on the West Coast: “What’s up, gorgeois?” Confused, we called our friend back, only to learn the word is enjoying a moment in the stylist lexicon. It has even eclipsed genius. “It’s like bourgeois meets gorgeous meets beautiful. Which is the best you can get.” Has it been around long? “Six months, seven months…“ She demonstrated: “Is it gorgeois? It’s gorgeois.” The New York response has been mixed. “It sounds like they’re trying to say gorgeous with a French accent,” commented one East Coast stylist, sniffing a bit.» —“Boots, Buzzwords, and British Designers” by Amy Larocca New York (New York City) Sept. 10, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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