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culturati

Line breaks: cul¦tur|ati
Pronunciation: /ˌkʌltʃəˈrɑːti
 
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Definition of culturati in English:

plural noun

Well-educated people who appreciate the arts: the yuppies and the culturati get fashionable shows that suck up to them
More example sentences
  • Once in a generation, somebody in New York culturati circles - not the real heavy lifters, but the instant-replay analysts - drops a bomb that smolders for decades.
  • The Coalition - abused and pilloried by the media and culturati for the last four years - have increased their majority.
  • No sooner had the word got out when that issue became hot property among the culturati.

Origin

1980s: blend of culture and literati.

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