plural noun

di·​ge·​ra·​ti ˌdi-jə-ˈrä-(ˌ)tē How to pronounce digerati (audio)
: persons well versed in computer use and technology

Examples of digerati in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For four and a half decades Mr. Auletta, who writes the Annals of Communications column in The New Yorker, has covered media, Hollywood and the digerati, doing buzzy profiles of Ted Turner, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Sheryl Sandberg, John Malone and Rupert Murdoch. New York Times, 7 July 2022 Despite the advent of the digerati and eBooks, hardcovers and paperbacks continue to flood the market for readers who prefer the look and feel of physical books, the weight in their hands, the pleasure of turning a page. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Dec. 2022 Even digerati like Twitter plan to turn more virtual. The Economist, 25 Mar. 2020

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Word History


digital + -erati (as in literati)

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digerati was in 1992

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Cite this Entry

“Digerati.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digerati. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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