cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite | \ ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) , -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) \

Definition of cellulite

: 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 Demi Lovato shared an untouched photo to Instagram, celebrating her curves and cellulite. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Demi Lovato talks body image issues that 'led to everything happening over the past year'," 18 Feb. 2020 The women still had visible rolls and cellulite and sagging bits — all the features of a human body that have been marketed as flaws. Jessica Testa, New York Times, "Kim Kardashian Has Learned Restraint," 6 Feb. 2020 After posting a picture of her (gorgeous)(beautiful) cellulite on Instagram last week, the singer is staying true to her pledge to no longer photoshop her photos. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Demi Lovato Matches Her Hair to Her Swimsuit in Gorgeous “No Photoshop” Bikini Picture," 16 Sep. 2019 Skip to main content Demi Lovato shared an untouched photo to Instagram, celebrating her curves and cellulite. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Demi Lovato says being baptized in Israel filled 'the God-sized hole in my heart'," 6 Sep. 2019 The photo showcased all the stretch marks and cellulite that naturally develop during pregnancy and while generally being a woman. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ashley Graham Goes Au Naturale, Shows Off Her Stretch Marks on Instagram," 19 Aug. 2019 The lighting was flat, her hair slightly frizzed, and her thighs dimpled with cellulite. National Geographic, "The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.," 7 Jan. 2020 As for claims that dry brushing can treat cellulite or remove toxins from the body? Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "What is Dry Brushing?," 8 May 2019 From displaying her gorgeous baby bump to revealing her natural stretch marks and cellulite, Graham's photo is completely relatable, and so important for people to see. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ashley Graham's Totally Naked Pregnancy Shoot Is Fierce AF," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cellulite

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cellulite

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

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The first known use of cellulite was in 1968

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26 Feb 2020

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“Cellulite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulite. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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cellulite

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of cellulite

: fat that is close to the surface of the skin and that makes the skin slightly bumpy

cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite | \ ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) , -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) \

Medical Definition of cellulite

: 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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