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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chattering classes

chattering classes

pl n

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