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Meaning of "chattering classes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHATTERING CLASSES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHATTERING CLASSES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chattering classes is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHATTERING CLASSES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chattering classes

The chattering classes is a generally derogatory term first coined by Auberon Waugh often used by pundits and political commentators to refer to a politically active, socially concerned and 'highly' educated section of the "metropolitan middle class", especially those with political, media, and academic connections.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHATTERING CLASSES

chatted
chattel
chattel house
chattel mortgage
chattel personal
chattel real
chatter
chatter mark
chatterati
chatterbox
chatterer
chattering
Chatterton
chattery
chatti
chattier
chattiest
chattily
chattiness
chatting

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHATTERING CLASSES

aviator glasses
blackstrap molasses
classes
compasses
eyeglasses
field glasses
first-aid classes
gasses
glasses
gold-rimmed glasses
losses
lower classes
masses
molasses
opera glasses
pair of compasses
prescription glasses
reading glasses
sunglasses
the masses
upper classes

Synonyms and antonyms of chattering classes in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chattering classes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHATTERING CLASSES

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Translator English - Chinese

还在喋喋不休
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

clases llenas
570 millions of speakers

English

chattering classes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बकबक कक्षाएं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطبقات الثرثارة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дискутирующие классы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

classes tagarelas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চুম্বন ক্লাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

classes bavardes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelas perbualan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwatzenden Klassen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おしゃべり階級
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

채터 링 클래스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kelas ngobrol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò chuyện lớp học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொற்பொழிவு வகுப்புகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गप्पा मारत वर्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gevezelik dersleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

classi chiacchiere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zajęcia zębami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дискутують класи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clase de sporovăiala
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τάξεις φλυαρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trillings klasse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pladdrande klasserna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klaprende klasser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chattering classes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTERING CLASSES»

The term «chattering classes» is normally little used and occupies the 128.190 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTERING CLASSES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chattering classes

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHATTERING CLASSES»

Discover the use of chattering classes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chattering classes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Safire's Political Dictionary
112 chattering classes Regan receives a spiritually uplifting letter from the candidate, win or lose. (“Have I ever met Regan? I just can't visualize him.” “Oh, you've been in a dozen meetings with him, the little balding guy who never looks up.
William Safire, 2008
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The Practice of Critical Discourse Analysis: an Introduction
The nominal group complex the Westminster Village and the chattering classes combines two distinct metaphors. The Westminster village is a slightly pejorative standard metaphor for the occupants of the Houses of Parliament, potentially ...
Meriel Bloor, Thomas Bloor, 2013
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Protecting Rights and Freedoms: Essays on the Charter's ...
Ten years into charterland, the one clear consequence of the Charter is that it has produced an awful lot of Charter chatter by the chattering classes. In case you were wondering who belongs to this group, you need only look at the people ...
Philip Bryden, Steven Davis, John Russell, 1994
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
42, 1950 chattering class; chattering classes noun articulate middle-class people, especially those occupied in academic, artistic or media work uk • Despite all the wailing and gnashing of teeth among the chattering classes, the outlook for ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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Coming of Age: A Decade of Essays 2001-2011
The incident occurred probably because certain elements within the authorities felt untypically impotent in facing the new chattering classes. This sense of impotence seems to be prevalent when it comes to dealing with the Internet media.
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, 2011
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Questions of Modernity
Ten years into charterland, the one clear consequence of the Charter is that it has produced an awful lot of Charter chatter by the chattering classes. In case you were wondering who belongs to this group, you need only look at the people ...
Timothy Mitchell, 2000
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Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture
When Mr. James decided to forego a college education, the chattering classes took him to task. You know, the usual: “Here's a child trading away intellectual development for fame and fortune. What is wrong with a culture in which this can  ...
Grant David McCracken, 2008
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The Little Black Schoolbook, Exams: The Secret to Getting ...
Meanwhile, any virtues are played down or overlooked. You will see this behavioural pattern again and again because of the power of ideology to shape perceptions of proportion and quality. The chattering classes and the whispering classes ...
Mark Lopez, 2010
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Politics and Public Policy: A Christian Response : Crucial ...
It is a condition that afflicts mainly the "chattering classes," which include diplomats, journalists, political commentators, and policy analysts. As a strategic theorist, Edward Luttwak has observed, the chattering classes are eager to examine ...
Timothy J. Demy, Gary P. Stewart, 2000
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Maggie Gee: Writing the Condition-of-England Novel
A member of the 'chattering classes', Thomas, a librarian and a would-be writer, exposes the exclusive attitude of the English. His comment on the rejection embodied in repeated negative imperatives in the warning signs near the entrance to ...
Mine Özyurt Kiliç, Mine Özyurt Kılıç, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHATTERING CLASSES»

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Russell Wilson says God spoke to him right after Super Bowl …
deep64blue says: Jul 6, 2015 6:50 PM. Good for him standing up for what he believes in and not being put off by the chattering classes. «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
2
'This country's bankrupt': supporters keep Donald Trump in business
The controversial billionaire's rise in polls regarding the Republican field has been met by the chattering classes with a sense of shock and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
The U.S. and China Should Not Risk War Over a "Damn Fool Thing …
Indeed, there is increasing comment among the chattering classes about the importance of making China "pay a price" for its aggressive ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Civil-military imbalance
... market capitalism and authoritarian governance resonates with the self-styled Kemalists, Gaullists and Putinists among the chattering classes ... «Daily Times, Jul 15»
5
Ben Affleck on being cast as Batman: 'My first reaction was, 'Are you …
... part of the Comic-Con chattering classes. Some wondered whether the filmmakers had made the right choice, and Affleck was one of them. «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Jack O'Connor warning as Tipperary football on the rise
The chattering classes had it that Kerry's minors aren't a patch on last year's All-Ireland winners, but they ground out a win against a fancied ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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This Day in Jewish History / A hypochondriac whose writing …
... 1950, it titillated the chattering classes, whose members recognized both Winchell and Irving Hoffman in Lehman's searing characterizations. «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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Think about it, Canada's remarkable
But before the election really gets going — before the parties start mudslinging and the chattering classes start handwringing — we should take ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
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This is why Americans don't like 'free-trade' deals
But in the middle of what the chattering classes have been hailing as his Best. Week. Ever -- he failed. At least in the case of Mondelez, shifting ... «Philly.com, Jun 15»
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Books blog: Dorothy Day showed what can be achieved when …
... of her neighbour more than ever. Her book is a reminder that the way to heaven is not that of the chattering classes but the way of the Cross. «Catholic Herald Online, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chattering classes [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chattering-classes>. Dec 2019 ».
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