Scouserati

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a blend of Scouser (person from Liverpool) and literati (well-educated people, intellectuals)

Usage is noted in 2007[1], then gained acceptance by a supplement to the Liverpool Echo newspaper on 1 January 2008,[2] the day Liverpool began its year as European Capital of Culture. The supplement listed 366 people as "The Scouserati - the 366 most influential Scousers on the planet".

  1. ^ Elves, tattoos and quiet nights... the world of Liverpool's record signing, Liverpool Echo.co.uk
  2. ^ The Scouserati: the 366 most influential Scousers on the planet, Liverpool Echo.co.uk

Proper noun[edit]

Scouserati (uncountable)

  1. (UK, colloquial, neologism) People of influence or of note who have their place of birth or residence in the city of Liverpool or the surrounding region.