Definition of Twitterati in English:


plural noun

  • Users of Twitter, especially those who post frequently and have a large number of followers.

    ‘her post was retweeted by various members of the Twitterati’
    ‘I have seldom seen the Twitterati so united in their contempt for one man’
    • ‘APB out to the twitterati.’
    • ‘Others added their own rosters of local Twitterati in the comments.’
    • ‘This is a collection of the the last five tweets of the twitterati.’
    • ‘The glitterati and the twitterati in the cocktail circuits of the capital are ready with their doomsday scenarios.’
    • ‘Those who use the short-message social networking service, the Twitterati, tend to get frustrated quickly by campaigns that they consider are merely pushing out PR messages, without any indication that there's a real human being behind the account.’
    • ‘Here's a selection of bike Twitterati, with direct clicky-clicky links to their Twitter accounts.’
    • ‘The ink on the index finger seems to have replaced the tattoo as the latest fashion statement among the chatterati and the twitterati.’
    • ‘If they really want to appeal to the rest of the self-appointed Twitterati they should switch off the Wi-Fi, ban social networking and instead pitch the park as what it is: a holiday away from all that virtual nonsense.’
    • ‘But it's intriguing to think that they may reflect the Twitterati's assessment of who is more likely to win the election: after all, who'd want to be seen talking to the eventual loser?’
    • ‘Applications are the graphical ad unit of the future and if done correctly, will be accepted by the Twitterati.’
    • ‘Had the 80-year-old doyen of the Frankfurt School for social research joined the twitterati?’
    • ‘It's clear how the Twitterati voted.’
    • ‘YouGov surveyed 2,024 adults, of whom more than 200 use Twitter, and compared the views and characteristics of the Twitterati with those of the sample as a whole.’


Early 21st century: from Twitter, the proprietary name of the social media service, on the pattern of literati, glitterati, etc..