follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

culture vulture

noun, Slang.
1.
a person with an excessive or pretentious interest in the arts.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for culture vulture

culture vulture

noun
1.
(informal) a person considered to be excessively, and often pretentiously, interested in the arts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for culture vulture
noun

a person who is extremely interested in and enthusiastic about the arts; a person who attends cultural events

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for culture vulture

culture vulture

noun phrase

An enthusiastic devotee of the arts and of intellectual pursuits, esp a pretentious one: Culture vultures to the contrary, there is more integrity to the guy (1940+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with culture vulture

culture vulture

An individual with a consuming or excessive interest in the arts. For example, A relentless culture vulture, she dragged her children to every museum in town. This slangy term may have been originated by Ogden Nash, who wrote: “There is a vulture Who circles above The carcass of culture” (Free Wheeling, 1931). [ 1940s ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for culture vulture

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for culture

9
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for culture vulture