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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Definitions for glitterati

  1. wealthy or famous people who conspicuously attend fashionable events.

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Citations for glitterati
Hood watched as the glitterati entered beneath the golden light of the chandelier. Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy's Op Center: Divide and Conquer, 2000
Indeed, the party felt eerily reminiscent of those nights Warhol spent at Studio 54 when socialites mingled with glitterati and the downtown crowd. Paul Alexander, "Tsuris in a Soup Can," New York, December 22–29, 1997
Origin of glitterati
1935-1940
Glitterati is an Americanism that blends the terms glitter and literati. It came into widespread use in the 1950s.