Definition of commentariat in English:

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commentariat

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒmənˈtɛːrɪət/

noun

chiefly North American
Members of the news media considered as a class: the US commentariat exuded recriminations when American air attacks were called off
More example sentences
  • But members of the elite commentariat are presented to the public as if they are mainstream - which of course they are not.
  • In the case of mainstream media the debate is largely conducted between members of the commentariat on their terms within the confines of their own agenda.
  • Yesterday's white bread speech was cleverly pitched over the heads of the commentariat and the lobby groups, straight into middle class lounge rooms.

Origin

Late 20th century: blend of commentary and proletariat.

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