the chattering classes
Definition of the chattering classes
: educated people who like to talk about politics, culture, society, etc.
Word by Word Definitions
: to utter rapid short sounds suggestive of language but inarticulate and indistinct
: to talk idly, incessantly, or fast
: to click repeatedly or uncontrollably
: the action or sound of chattering
: idle talk : prattle
: electronic and especially radio communication between individuals engaged in a common or related form of activity
: a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject
: the period during which such a body meets
: a course of instruction
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