I am looking for a more elegant term to replace 'playgirl'.

Playgirl (n); a woman who pursues a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments, especially one who is of comfortable means.

The word should be suitable to replace 'playboy' in, for example;

"Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” line in by Ironman.

  • Is there a social or age class distinction to the subject? "Socialite" might fit under some circumstances, but then so might "mall rat."
    – Rob_Ster
    Jan 16 '18 at 14:57
  • The answers below at this time are provided at the duplicate, but surely 'playboy' must also involve a raffish element. This isn't made absolutely clear in OP's definition of 'playgirl'. Jan 16 '18 at 15:46

A socialite is defined at Vocabulary.com as

someone who spends a lot of time in fashionable social circles. A socialite gets invited to all the best parties and says yes to all of them.

Although the word's connotation may be neutral when it simply refers to a woman, often possessed of independent wealth, who is prominent in society, it may be somewhat more pointed.

Consider the portrait of a socialite in Ellen Kay's poem, "Pathedy of Manners":

...afraid to wonder what she might have known,
With all that wealth and mind had offered her,
She shuns conviction, choosing to infer
Tenets of every mind except her own.

A hundred people call, though not one friend,
To parry a hundred doubts with nimble talk.
Her meanings lost in manners, she will walk
Alone in brilliant circles to the end.

Another suggestion i'd make is "a lady of leisure".

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