One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Well-educated people who appreciate the arts.‘the yuppies and the culturati get fashionable shows that suck up to them’
intellectuals, intelligent people, academics, scholars, learned people, literati, men and women of letters, cognoscenti, illuminati, highbrows, bluestockings, thinkers, brainsView synonyms
- ‘The sun was high, the coffee steaming, and clustered round a Salzburg garden table were six of Europe's most influential culturati.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And so image-sensitive liberal, urbane, ironic culturati are going to want to prove their complex open-heartedness by indifferently swooning over her book.’
1980s: blend of culture and literati.
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