MEANING: noun: A smaller group of people, as opposed to the general population, involved in picking a person, especially for a political position.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of select + electorate. Both from Latin legere (to choose). Earliest documented use: 1967.

SELECT ORNATE - choose Rococo

SELECTOR AGE - How old is your Automatic Transmission shifter?

SELECTORATI - the Pulitzer Prize committee