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

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It's been 45 years since the pitter-patter of glitterati high-heels on the hotel's floors was replaced by the thud of soldiers' combat boots. Menelaos Hadjicostis, Fox News, "Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus," 16 June 2019 Harlowe sold the restaurant in the ’80s; the glitterati moved on and Dear John’s languished. Bill Addison,, "Sinatra hangout Dear John’s is going out in style," 13 June 2019 For the venue, Wintour selected Frenchette, the Tribeca bistro beloved by the city’s glitterati for its nostalgic interior and unpretentious menu. Vogue, "Anna Wintour Hosts a Cocktail Party in Honor of GQ’s Will Welch," 22 Mar. 2019 The day before the Golden Globes can be hectic for Hollywood’s glitterati, who are busy racing between events. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Ahead of the Globes, BAFTA Los Angeles Hosts a Star-Studded Haute Tea Party," 6 Jan. 2019 Cartier gathered the glitterati’s finest Wednesday night to celebrate the jeweler’s latest collection with an extravagant dinner party in Paris. Catherine Scott, Vogue, "Cartier Launches a New Jewelry Collection With an Out of This World Dinner Party," 25 Jan. 2019 Accordingly, the apartment is dotted with enough chinoiserie to appease any member of the Palm Beach glitterati. Kathryn O'shea-evans, House Beautiful, "Every Wall is Handpainted in this Tiny Palm Beach Apartment," 11 Mar. 2019 Hosted at the Public Hotel by the cocreator of the legendary Studio, Ian Schrager, the glitterati of New York were transported to the ’70s; bell-bottoms, DVF wrap dresses, Elton John–style shades—the disco feels were all there. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Ian Schrager Gives Advice on What Every Party Needs at the Studio 54 Documentary Premiere," 5 Oct. 2018 Every season, the glitterati descend on Paris Fashion Week, but this time, mixed in with the editors and actors, a particularly special guest took in the proceedings. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Is How a Monégasque Royal Takes Paris Fashion Week," 4 Oct. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of glitterati

informal : people who are famous, wealthy, and attractive

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