claim to fame

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of claim to fame

:something that someone or something is famous for or that makes someone or something important or interesting
  • His claim to fame is the invention of the stapler.
  • The restaurant's claim to fame is its barbecue sauce.

Word by Word Definitions

claim play
  1. : to ask for especially as a right

  2. : to call for : require

  3. : take

  1. : a demand for something due or believed to be due

  2. : a right to something

  3. : an assertion open to challenge

fame play
  1. : public estimation : reputation

  2. : popular acclaim : renown

  3. : rumor

  1. : report, repute

  2. : to make famous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up claim to fame? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!