Simple Definition of paparazzo
: a photographer who follows famous people in order to take their pictures and then sells the pictures to newspapers or magazines
Full Definition of paparazzo
plural pa·pa·raz·ziplay \-(ˌ)sē\
: 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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