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chattering class

well-educated members of the upper-middle or upper class who freely express especially liberal opinions or judgments on current issues and events.
Origin of chattering class
First recorded in 1980-85 Unabridged
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chattering classes

plural noun
(informal, often derogatory) the chattering classes, the educated sections of society, considered as enjoying discussion of political, social, and cultural issues
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chattering classes

noun phrase

Sets of persons who are habitually and professionally garrulous: writers, scholars, politicians and other members of the chattering classes (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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