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celebrity

noun
     
ce‧leb‧ri‧ty plural celebrities
1 [countable] a famous living person [= star]:
a sporting celebrity
He's a national celebrity.
We invited a number of minor celebrities (=people who are not very famous).
2 [uncountable] formal the state of being famous [= fame]
WORD FOCUS: famous WORD FOCUS: famous
similar words: well-known, celebrated, renowned, eminent, noted, legendary

famous for doing something bad: notorious, infamous

not famous: little-known, unknown, obscure

a famous person: celebrity, celeb informal, star


See also
famous

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