Definition of glitterati in English:


plural noun

  • The fashionable set of people engaged in show business or some other glamorous activity.

    • ‘I agree that it's cruel to daughters and wives to raise the stakes of beauty to an unattainable level just to spite the glitterati.’
    • ‘Fashion shows are inevitable hangouts on the glitterati calendar.’
    • ‘Those who drive down are not looking for entertainment, an opportunity to mingle with the who's who of the city's glitterati, nor for fancy restaurants.’
    • ‘About 70 youngsters attended the children's party which saw appearances by St George, James Bond, Lady Penelope and other glitterati in the King's Hall.’
    • ‘Security guards patrolled the entrance to the five-star hotel throughout the weekend and the public was denied access as the glitterati partied into the early hours of the morning.’
    • ‘Naturally, the core of the book concentrates on her relationships with the great and the good of the 20th-century art world and the international glitterati.’
    • ‘This is typical of our mainstream media, the glitterati's inanities invariably gain precedence over profound social and national issues.’
    • ‘He had made it in Beijing, which saved his producers a great deal of money and put him in contact with China's filmmaking glitterati.’
    • ‘Going by the trend, fashion shows are normally associated with glitterati and glitz.’
    • ‘‘Ethical living’ was once the domain of hair-shirted hippies living in the sticks; now it has been adopted by the urban glitterati.’
    • ‘The fashion-designing world over is one of the most glamorous fields and hence it is of little surprise that it continues to be dominated by names associated with the glitterati.’
    • ‘Seasoned fans bristling for a good time, designers decked out almost as wildly as their creations, the glitterati from Wellington and Auckland, cool in black.’
    • ‘A bar at the front serves up-market cocktails to the local art glitterati.’
    • ‘They've become a favourite amongst London's glitterati.’
    • ‘Magazine writers are mining the territory of their day jobs to write bankable novels that bring readers inside the worlds of music and fashion glitterati.’
    • ‘Blessed with picturesque locales, the city may soon become the ‘most favoured destination’ for the glitterati of the film world.’
    • ‘He travels in stratospheric circles with crowned heads, presidents and various illuminati, glitterati and cognescenti.’
    • ‘Hong Kong's glitterati and socialites showed up in force.’
    • ‘Country's glitterati from the world of fashion, entertainment and Bollywood dazzled at the function.’


1950s (originally US): blend of glitter and literati.