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

Examples of celeb in a Sentence

a trendy restaurant much favored by Tinseltown celebs
Recent Examples on the Web Not so for Cody Rigsby, the Peloton instructor and former backup dancer to the stars who became a celeb in his own right in 2020, when home fitness hit an all-time high. John Paul Brammer, SELF, 14 Sep. 2023 By and large, at least in New York City, the age of the celeb chef is behind us, New York magazine’s Grub Street reported on Tuesday. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 5 Sep. 2023 Rue La La slashed prices on dozens of popular picks, including various versions of the Birkenstock Arizona, a customer and celeb favorite. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 3 Sep. 2023 While Zendaya has dealt with fame for years due to her Disney Channel child stardom, the shift to being a grown-up, massively successful A-list celeb has come with some growing pains: namely, navigating paparazzi and greatly reduced privacy. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 23 Aug. 2023 Shop celeb faves and Women's Health editor picks from the brand ASAP. Lily Wohlner, Women's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 Some of the general clues have included that someone is a Grammy-winning global superstar, another is a Hollywood heartthrob, while yet another mystery celeb is a sporting hero. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 21 Aug. 2023 It's been a summer of milky white manicures, with practically every celeb under the sun stepping out with their nails painted some shade of pinky-white, but Selena Gomez knows how to keep us from burning out on the trend entirely: just add a touch of shimmer! Kara Nesvig, Allure, 17 Aug. 2023 This week, the model and Rhode beauty mogul was seen at every L.A. celeb’s favorite spot, Giorgio Baldi, enjoying a date night. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of celeb was in 1907

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“Celeb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celeb. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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