the chattering classes

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the chattering classes

British, disapproving
: educated people who like to talk about politics, culture, society, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

chatter play chattering
  1. : to utter rapid short sounds suggestive of language but inarticulate and indistinct

  2. : to talk idly, incessantly, or fast

  3. : to click repeatedly or uncontrollably

  1. : the action or sound of chattering

  2. : idle talk : prattle

  3. : electronic and especially radio communication between individuals engaged in a common or related form of activity

class play classes
  1. : a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject

  2. : the period during which such a body meets

  3. : a course of instruction

  1. : classify


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