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This is a British expression of contempt. The original Barbara Cartland was a British female author who wrote incredibly predictable, dated chick lit; she was well-known for a number of reasons:-
She had the longest entry in “Who’s Who”;
She believed that, despite her age and decrepitude she was incredibly attractive to the male sex;
Under no circumstances could she possibly be wrong;

The meaning has now broadened and is used to describe any pretentious, arrogant, unattractive female with delusions about her looks, talent, knowledge etc. Should you meet one usher her into the nearest padded cell with a forked vermin stick and arrange for NASA to send her on a probe to Jupiter.
Kim’s had a letter published in a free newspaper, now she’s acting like she’s an ace reporter!
Stupid munter! What a Barbara Cartland!
by AKACroatalin March 11, 2019
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British expression of contempt. Originally a British female author who wrote incredibly predictable chick lit and was famous for a number of reason, such as having the longest entry in the publication "who's Who"; a belief that despite advanced age and decrepitude she was incredibly attractive to the male sex; the belief that under no circumstances could she possibly be wrong. Now expanded in use to describe any pretentious, arrogant, unattractive female with delusions about her looks, talent, knowledge and so on. If you see one coming towards you run as fast as possible in the other direction or arrange for her to be abducted by aliens and taken to a far galaxy.
Jane's had a poem published in a free magazine, now she's acting like she's won the Nobel prize for literature.
That stupid munter? What a Barbara Cartland!
by Croatalin April 24, 2014
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