I'm in need of some derogatory terms for nobles for a story I'm writing, something for a fantastical medieval based world. The more the merrier!

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  • How about "The 1%"? – Hot Licks Feb 10 '15 at 13:48
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is based on a false premise. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 10 '15 at 16:24
  • Which premise is false? – WhatRoughBeast Feb 10 '15 at 20:25
  • @WhatRoughBeast For one thing, upper class and nobility are orthagonal, though historically correlated. One relates to economics and the other to genetics, and terms may not be applicable: Bill Gates isn't a toff, Prince Charles isn't a plutocrat, Martha Custis wasn't a yuppie, etc. – choster Feb 10 '15 at 20:46


Especially if they are riding in an open-top carriage.

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  • A noble can't be a yuppy by definition. – Jon Hanna Oct 29 '16 at 21:05

A Toff.

a derogatory stereotype for someone with an aristocratic background or belonging to the landed gentry, particularly someone who exudes an air of superiority.

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You haven't specified why the derogatory term(s) would be applicable.

Is it because the nobility is a pampered, ineffectual class which gives itself airs?

inbred twit, mincing fops, jaded halfwits, privileged ninnies, pampered parasites

On the other hand, are they competent rulers who run roughshod over their subjects?

callous oppressors, bloody-handed bastards, sadistic scum, privileged tyrants, sanctimonious despots

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Eurotrash derogatory term applicable to rich, decadent Europeans living in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Popular term for these people in the 1980s. See Wikipedia for more on ' Eurotrash' etymology. See also 'International White trash'.

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