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 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 27 Jan. 2021 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 27 Jan. 2021 Some other benefits may include reducing the look of cellulite and improving circulation. Bre Richey, chicagotribune.com, "How to exfoliate skin," 19 Mar. 2021 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 27 Jan. 2021 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 27 Jan. 2021 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 27 Jan. 2021 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 27 Jan. 2021 Women, and especially women within the public eye, are obligated to promote a message of self-love, to put all our cellulite and wrinkles and rolls out there proudly. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "How Could I Be A ‘Good Feminist’ & Have An Eating Disorder?," 26 Jan. 2021

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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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17 Apr 2021

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“Cellulite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulite. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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cellulite

noun

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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