Definition of celebrity
- Many celebrities attended the awards ceremony.
The actress lived a life of celebrity.
There were many celebrities at the party.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: the state of being famous or celebrated
: a person who is famous
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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