American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. People interested in culture and cultural activities.
- n. Well-educated people who are interested in cultural activities.
- n. people interested in culture and cultural activities
- Blend of culture and literati (Wiktionary)
- cultur(e) + (liter)ati. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Religious people got angry; the culturati got angry.”
“Malcolm Gladwell, in his magisterial ability to state the obvious, broke this old news to the American culturati in a recent issue of the New Yorker.”
“The First Light Gala was a black tie affair, filling the space with Denver's culturati -- a convivial group of donors, patrons and civic leaders.”
“Indeed, it's people that have always been at the centre of his work, be it collaborating with fellow culturati in his studio or having gallery-goers considering their own reflections rubbing up against the figures in his photo-realist Mirror Paintings.”
“Uncertain how to identity that particular subset, I parse the group as a mix of money -- both old (Southampton's Meadow Club); and new (Bridgehampton's upstart so there Atlantic Golf Club) -- art world players; the culturati; and women who wear sheaths so tight they locomote with a little shuffle.”
“Hyped by the culturati, Marfa doesn't disappoint in the art and food department, yet stays unpretentiously true to its dusty cowboy roots.”
“These beliefs are typically regarded as ugly and inhumane by American culturati.”
“Here's what happens: the minority culturati blame their flaws entirely on the dominant culture and get a free pass on the flaws within their own tradition.”
“The writer Salman Rushdie is the iconic example of a figure whose works have been reviled as blasphemy by some imams, while the works are supported, even celebrated, by Western culturati.”
“He had just come from Maureen Dowd's, which he said was jam packed with culturati -- David Geffen, Larry David; it was so packed Tom Hanks couldn't physically get in.”
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