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chattering class

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noun
  1. well-educated members of the upper-middle or upper class who freely express especially liberal opinions or judgments on current issues and events.
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Origin of chattering class

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for chattering classes

chattering classes

pl n
  1. 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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