n. The elite members of the chattering classes.
While the London chatterati think a Labour landslide is a turn off, the Scottish middle classes are quite willing to participate in inevitable triumphs for the People's Party.
—Alex Bell, “A vote for the middle-class 'struggle',” The Herald, May 14, 2001
1990 (earliest)
On the launch of the Scottish section in October 1988, the chatterati of media and advertising dismissed it as a ''spoiler'' for Scotland on Sunday conveniently ignoring the fact that it had been in the planning stages for months.
—“Newspaper pays price for not observing basic rules,” The Sunday Times, July 22, 1990
Despite all the wailing and gnashing of teeth among the chattering classes, the outlook for British broadcasting is actually rather cheery.
—“Outlook cheery,” The Times (London), August 11, 1985