local celebrity


: someone whom everyone in the area knows or recognizes
She's become something of a local celebrity.

Examples of local celebrity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vermont State University Castleton's 2024 graduating class had the honor of sharing their commencement celebrations over the weekend with none other than Max, a tabby cat who has become something of a local celebrity during his time at the university. Mary Walrath-Holdridge, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 Stumpy, a hollow cherry tree located on the south bank of the Tidal Basin in Washington, has become a local celebrity — boosted even more in recent days by news that its time is running out. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Chan, an assistant professor of philosophy at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, placed second in the tournament, winning $100,000 and becoming a local celebrity in Green Bay. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Cox recently welcomed a baby and is home often in the Menominee area in northeast Wisconsin, where she’s known as a local celebrity. Frank Vaisvilas, Journal Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2024 New safety devices along Independence Avenue may mean fewer collisions for Kansas City’s notorious ‘truck-eating bridge.’ Built in 1912, the bridge is something of a local celebrity in the Historic Northeast. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 2 Feb. 2024 Since then, the pair has debuted the 2015 dark comedy The Bronze, a movie about a former Olympic gymnast and the ups and downs of local celebrity, and Night Court, a reimagination of the popular original ‘80s television sitcom, which premiered in early 2023. Makena Gera, Peoplemag, 28 Jan. 2024 Who knew that enduring such abuse could turn this dowdy old maid into an unlikely local celebrity? Peter Debruge, Variety, 6 Jan. 2024 Her friends goaded her to record her resilience in a self-help book, complete with recipes, which made her into a local celebrity in the Bay Area. Mayukh Sen, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023

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“Local celebrity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20celebrity. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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