paparazzo


pa·pa·raz·zo

noun \ˌpä-pə-ˈrät-(ˌ)sō\

: a photographer who follows famous people in order to take their pictures and then sells the pictures to newspapers or magazines

plural pa·pa·raz·zi\-(ˌ)sē\

Full Definition of PAPARAZZO

:  a freelance photographer who aggressively pursues celebrities for the purpose of taking candid photographs

Origin of PAPARAZZO

Italian, from Paparazzo, surname of such a photographer in the film La dolce vita (1959) by Federico Fellini
First Known Use: 1961

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