ce·​leb | \ sə-ˈleb \

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Examples of celeb in a Sentence

a trendy restaurant much favored by Tinseltown celebs

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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 And apparently Biel isn't the only celeb supporting the tour: Photos of Canadian rapper Drake enjoying the show from a suite surfaced as well. Natalie Maher, Billboard, "Watch Jessica Biel Jam Out at Justin Timberlake's First Night of Man of the Woods Tour," 14 Mar. 2018 And the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress wasn't the only celeb in attendance, either. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blake Lively Channels Serena van der Woodsen on the Met Steps in Chanel," 9 Dec. 2018 Wright, a relatively low-key celeb, didn't comment on his ousting. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "Robin Wright Addresses Co-Star Kevin Spacey: "I Didn't Know Him"," 9 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of celeb

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of celeb was in 1907

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