Definition of cognoscenti in English:


Line breaks: co¦gnos|centi
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒɡnəˈʃɛnti, ˌkɒnjəˈʃɛnti


People who are especially well informed about a particular subject: it’s worth taking a tip from the fashion cognoscenti
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  • The fashion cognoscenti and music lovers were out in force last night for two great parties.
  • His fledgling fashion cognoscenti have accessorised the theme with, among other things, suspenders and pink, fluffy rabbit ears.
  • It's only a matter of time before the fashion cognoscenti are once more clamouring for this particular brand of undeniable elegance.


late 18th century: Italian, literally 'people who know', from Latin cognoscent- 'getting to know', from the verb cognoscere.

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