cult of celebrity

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cult of celebrity

:the tendency of people to care too much about famous people
  • He criticizes the way journalists promote the cult of celebrity in modern America.

Word by Word Definitions

cult play
  1. : a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious (see spurious 2)

  2. : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (such as a film or book)

  3. : the object of such devotion

celebrity play
  1. : the state of being celebrated : fame

  2. : a famous or celebrated person


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