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glitterati

[glit-uh-rah-tee] /ˌglɪt əˈrɑ ti/
plural noun
1.
wealthy or famous people who conspicuously or ostentatiously attend fashionable events.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; blend of glitter and literati
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British Dictionary definitions for glitterato

glitterati

/ˌɡlɪtəˈrɑːtiː/
plural noun
1.
(informal) the leaders of society, esp the rich and beautiful; fashionable celebrities
Word Origin
C20: from glitter + -ati as in literati
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Word Origin and History for glitterato

glitterati

n.

1956, from glitter, with a play on literati.

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