cellulite

noun

cel·​lu·​lite ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio)
: deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

Examples of cellulite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is designed to help with acne, cellulite, dead skin, scars, and wrinkles – a great antidote for dull winter skin. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 17 May 2024 In addition to reducing cellulite, these creams need to hydrate the skin. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 Still, cellulite is often seen as a problem to get rid of. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 28 Mar. 2024 Topical creams that contain caffeine dehydrate the cells making cellulite less visible. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 28 Mar. 2024 Regular exfoliation also smooths the skin, improves skin tone, and minimizes the look of cellulite and hyperpigmentation with regular use. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 It’s also been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite when used regularly over the course of eight weeks. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 24 Feb. 2024 Ferrera fills her days at her boring Mattel office job by doodling alternative Barbies, ones that are plagued by cellulite or haunted by thoughts of death. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 18 July 2023 In the most basic terms, cellulite is cosmetic and does not cause pain, while lipedema is a medical condition. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 8 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cellulite was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Cellulite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulite. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio)
: deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface
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