Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Highly fashionable celebrities.

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  • noun Celebrities or people with a lot of money; the smart set.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Blend of glitter and literati.]

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Blend of glitter and literati

Examples

  • According to the article, the Republican glitterati is rethinking being pro-life and against gay rights because it alienated moderates who are apparently focused on esoteric issues like jobs, health care and education.

    No convictions a good spanking can't cure...

  • According to the article, the Republican glitterati is rethinking being pro-life and against gay rights because it alienated moderates who are apparently focused on esoteric issues like jobs, health care and education.

    No convictions a good spanking can't cure...

  • For the political glitterati aka clever-dicks, of course, all this will pass them by without disturbing so much as a hair on their carefully coiffured little heads.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Its aim is to expose the 'glitterati' of the wine world to the best of our Pinot Noir within an event environment that combines fine wine with fine cuisine and kiwi entertainment.

    ScreenTalk

  • Its aim is to expose the 'glitterati' of the wine world to the best of our Pinot Noir within an event environment that combines fine wine with fine cuisine and kiwi entertainment.

    ScreenTalk

  • The city's "glitterati" turned up in large numbers to celebrate the occasion with the riders.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The city's "glitterati" turned up in large numbers to celebrate the occasion with the riders.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • And so the Hollywood glitterati at the Ball largely sequester themselves at tables and shovel in every morsel of veggies and dollop of sauce on their Wolfgang Puck-prepared plates.

    Oscar party scene: Hitting the Governor's Ball and the Elton John party

  • Modeled as an old-fashioned hostelry, the £ 6 million project's shareholders include the glitterati of the art world such as Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and gallerist Sadie Coles, according to Mr. Gulliver, who admits "we are a little behind schedule, but just about hanging on to budget."

    Not So Down and Out in London

  • Art collector, polo player and film producer Peter Brant gives me a ride to the 68th Venice Film Festival to mingle with Hollywood glitterati.

    Peggy Siegal: To Venice With Love

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  • Highly fashionable celebrities; the smart set. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008

  • Especially the more educated subset thereof; mega-famous writers. Coined from literati; see also cliterati.

    December 24, 2008