ce·​leb | \sə-ˈleb \

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a trendy restaurant much favored by Tinseltown celebs

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Blake was also not the only celeb to miss out on parts of the evening, either. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Skipped the CMA Awards and Everyone's Wondering Why," 15 Nov. 2018 In 2004, master hotelier Jeff Klein bought the property and put it back on the map—hang around long enough and you're guaranteed to spot a celeb or two. Brooke Porter Katz, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Hotels in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 Since then, Kim Kardashian West has sported a flashy Tom Ford-era Gucci thong in the comfort of her own home, but Lopez might be the first major celeb to take the attention-grabbing trend out and onto the street. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Takes the Exposed Thong Trend To the Next Level," 16 Nov. 2018 The two chose to forgo the twinning trend that often occurs among celeb couples and instead sported their wardrobe staples. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "5 Adorable Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Moments from VMAs 2018," 21 Aug. 2018 Lobs have officially taken over Hollywood: Khloé Kardashian is the latest celeb to hop on this summer's short-hair trend. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Khloé Kardashian Just Cut Her Hair Into a Chic Blunt Bob," 26 July 2018 Fashion face-offs, celeb showdowns, red carpet take-overs: In New York City, this is just another Tuesday night. Carson Griffith, Town & Country, "Battle of the Bashes: The MSK Spring Ball or MOMA's Party in the Garden?," 16 May 2014 The maternity ward at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, has also hosted celeb moms like Amal Clooney, and Pippa Middleton may check in for the birth of her first child as well. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting Their First Child," 15 Oct. 2018 Besides the beaches and celeb sightings, factor in a day trip to Los Alamos's wineries (head to Bedford Winery for some Syrah and Cabernet Franc) and stop by the Orchid Estate, which offers five acres of orchid species and hybrids. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of celeb

1907, in the meaning defined above

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