Examples of celebrity in a sentence
The actress lived a life of celebrity.
There were many celebrities at the party.
Origin and Etymology of celebrity
Middle English celebrite “fame, renown,” borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French celebrité, borrowed from Latin celebritāt-, celebritās “busy or crowded conditions, reputation, fame,” from celebr-, celeber “much used, frequented, widely known, famed” + -itāt-, -itās -ity — more at celebrate
First Known Use: 15th century
CELEBRITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of celebrity for English Language Learners
: the state of being famous or celebrated
: a person who is famous
CELEBRITY Defined for Kids
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