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glitterati

[ glit-uh-rah-tee ]
/ ˌglɪt əˈrɑ ti /
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plural noun

wealthy, famous, or glamorous people who attend fashionable events.

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Origin of glitterati

1935–40; blend of glitter and literati
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British Dictionary definitions for glitterati

glitterati
/ (ˌɡlɪtəˈrɑːtiː) /

pl n

informal the leaders of society, esp the rich and beautiful; fashionable celebrities

Word Origin for glitterati

C20: from glitter + -ati as in literati
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