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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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 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

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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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