ce·​leb | \ sə-ˈleb How to pronounce celeb (audio) \

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Examples of celeb in a Sentence

a trendy restaurant much favored by Tinseltown celebs

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Last year’s lineup was pretty impressive, but this year’s celeb guest stars are even more exciting. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About 'The Voice' Season 16," 10 Feb. 2019 Kylie Jenner might regret not inviting one big celeb to her 21st birthday party. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Lili Reinhart Channeled Kylie Jenner at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet," 13 Aug. 2018 One such celeb was Jennifer Lawrence, who took to the streets with a few famous friends. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence, Adele, and Cameron Diaz Went to the Women’s March 2018 Together," 22 Jan. 2018 Gigi isn’t the only celeb whose belly button has been the subject of mysteries over the years. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Photo of Gigi Hadid's "Missing" Belly Button Is a Total Optical Illusion," 13 Jan. 2019 They were spotted at Malibu's celeb hot spot Nobu and then on a much more low-key outing at a Jack in the Box drive-thru, grabbing hamburgers and fries in Affleck's Range Rover. Fox News, "Ben Affleck's rumored gal pal Shauna Sexton reportedly visits star upon his return to rehab," 2 Oct. 2018 And thanks to the help of some of her extra-special celeb friends, Swift saw in 2019 in the best way possible—dressed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, & Gigi Hadid's New Year's Eve Outfits Were Next Level," 1 Jan. 2019 Selena is not the only stylish celeb to wear this particular Balenciaga style. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Wore the Same Outfit and Both Looked Amazing," 4 Jan. 2019 Bieber isn't the only celeb who visits the church on Sundays. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What You Need to Know About Hillsong Church and the Celebs Who Attend It," 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of celeb

1907, in the meaning defined above

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