(the) Four Hundred

(the) Four Hundred
the popular US name for members of high society in New York City. Other US cities also now use the expression. The origin of the term is thought to be a list of guests invited to a social event in New York City in 1892 that was reduced to the 400 most important people, because the person inviting them had a ↑ballroom that could only hold that number.

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