plural noun
glit·​te·​ra·​ti | \ˌgli-tə-ˈrä-tē \

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That's a far cry from the social currency of today's millennial glitterati. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Are Marriage and Babies the New Naked Selfie?," 27 July 2018 The South of France The world’s glitterati descends on Cannes for the film festival this time every year, when the parties are glamorous and the weather is near perfect. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "30 Places to Travel This Spring," 12 Feb. 2018 Barcelona had pulled along until the final match day only to draw at home and concede the league title to their rivals, who hailed from a city which was known for housing their more glitterati occupied arch rivals., "Decoding Diego: Investigating the Impact 'El Cholo' Simeone Has Made on Atletico Madrid," 5 June 2018 Here’s how a team of thousands creates one of Hollywood’s biggest nights On Sunday, January 7, Hollywood’s glitterati will assemble for the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Take a Behind the Scenes Peek at the Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2018 At a rooftop bar in Berlin on May 29th, the glitterati of Germany’s startup scene toasted a new arrival. The Economist, "A new breed of German startups," 16 June 2018 The '40s pinup bombshell has courted glitterati, booked a campaign for Bettie Page Lingerie and walked in London Fashion Week in the last year alone. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "'RuPaul's Drag Race' drag queens coming to Phoenix," 6 June 2018 At least the first two take place within the high-fashion glitterati and the back-stabbing literati of London, respectively — settings that the production designers practically eat up. Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter, "'C.B. Strike': TV Review," 31 May 2018 Thirty-two-year-old Rousteing filled the room with models, scenesters, and various glitterati as the crowd arrived, with up-and-comers like Paris Jackson, Luka Sabbat, Daiane Sodré, and Sean O’Pry making their entrance around midnight. H.w. Vail, Vanities, "Jennifer Lopez Danced to Her Own Song at Balmain’s Met Gala After-Party," 8 May 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

: people who are famous, wealthy, and attractive

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