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

  • n.pl. Informal Highly fashionable celebrities; the smart set: "private parties on Park Avenue and Central Park West, where the literati mingled with glitterati” ( Skylines).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

Blend of glitter and literati.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of glitter and literati (Wiktionary)

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

    December 24, 2008

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

    May 20, 2008