(the) chattering classes

(the) chattering classes
the chattering classes UK [ˈtʃætərɪŋ ˌklɑːsɪz] US [ˈtʃætərɪŋ ˌklɑsəz] noun [plural] british mainly journalism
showing disapproval educated middle-class people who like to express their opinions This word shows that you do not approve of people like this .
Thesaurus: educated people and expertssynonym people from the middle classessynonym degrees and other academic qualificationshyponym

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the ˈchattering classes idiom
(BrE, usually disapproving) the people in society who like to give their opinions on political or social issues

Constitutional reform is popular among the chattering classes.

Main entry:chatteridiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

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  • the chattering classes — derogatory educated people, esp. those in academic, artistic, or media circles * * * the chattering classes Brit disapproving : educated people who like to talk about politics, culture, society, etc. • • • Main Entry: ↑chattering classes …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) chattering classes — British, humorous educated people who like to discuss and give their opinions about political and social matters. Football has recently become a trendy topic among the chattering classes …   New idioms dictionary

  • the chattering classes — derogatory educated or intellectual people considered as a social group given to the expression of liberal opinions. → chatter …   English new terms dictionary

  • the chattering classes — UK [ˈtʃætərɪŋ ˌklɑːsɪz] / US [ˈtʃætərɪŋ ˌklɑsəz] noun [plural] British mainly journalism showing disapproval educated middle class people who like to express their opinions. This word shows that you do not approve of people like this …   English dictionary

  • Chattering classes — The chattering classes is a generally derogatory[1] term first coined by Auberon Waugh[2] often used by pundits and political commentators to refer to a politically active, socially concerned and highly educated section of the metropolitan middle …   Wikipedia

  • Chattering Classes — (englisch, deutsch etwa „Klatschkreise“[1]) ist im angloamerikanischen Sprachraum ein anti intellektuelles, pejoratives politisches Schlagwort zur Bezeichnung von Angehörigen der gebildeten linksliberalen Mittelschicht. Dem Webster s New World… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chattering classes — plural noun (derogatory) The section of society, usu the educated or well informed, who are in the habit of discussing and commenting on social, economic, political, etc issues • • • Main Entry: ↑chatter * * * noun the chattering classes Brit… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chattering classes — N PLURAL: usu the N (disapproval) The chattering classes are people such as journalists, broadcasters, or public figures who comment on events but have little or no influence over them. [BRIT, JOURNALISM] Radical feminism is currently the… …   English dictionary

  • chattering classes — /ˈtʃætərɪŋ klasəz/ (say chatuhring klahsuhz) plural noun that section of society which is regarded as engaging in unproductive and ill informed debate about public issues: *the intellectual classes are often dismissed as the chattering classes… …   Australian English dictionary


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