plural noun
glit·​te·​ra·​ti | \ ˌgli-tə-ˈrä-tē How to pronounce glitterati (audio) \

Definition of glitterati

: people who are famous, wealthy, and attractive : beautiful people Every weekend the resort is packed with IT executives, bankers and media glitterati.— John Parker In honor of her visit, they held a real Hollywood party, replete with movie stars and other glitterati— Janet Roseman … food critics, politicians, and glitterati from all over the world flock to French eateries.— Peter Nulty

Examples of glitterati in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By now, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is familiar with the sight of glitterati. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 His proximity to Warhol and the Factory’s revolving cast of glitterati led the young Dalton to start photographing British Invasion bands and other artists. Kat Bouza, Rolling Stone, 16 July 2022 But the area’s abundant natural beauty and Jackson’s growing slate of posh hotels, sophisticated shops and cheffy restaurants also draw its fair share of glitterati. Brigid Mander, WSJ, 30 June 2022 The glamorous convertible’s exclusivity (and price tag) attracted the glitterati of the era. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 June 2022 The property’s longstanding legacy among the glitterati included a who’s who of mid-century personalities, like Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Gerald Ford, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Kissinger, and John F. Kennedy. Caroline Tell, Town & Country, 1 June 2022 Known for its ultra-thin timepieces, many bearing groovy gem-set dials, the brand cultivated a loyal following among the glitterati—particularly in Hollywood, where its colorful, radiant style resonated with LA’s more relaxed sense of glamour. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 16 May 2022 Home to the historic Breakers, Palm Beach has been a destination for the glitterati for decades. J.q. Louise, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 On Sunday night, the glitterati gathered in Santa Monica (after extensive COVID-19 testing and safety protocols, many of them were quick to assure us) to ring in the 28th Annual SAG Awards. Emma Specter, Vogue, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of glitterati

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glitterati

blend of glitter entry 2 and literati

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31 Jul 2022

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“Glitterati.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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