noncelebrity

noun

non·​ce·​leb·​ri·​ty ˌnän-sə-ˈle-brə-tē How to pronounce noncelebrity (audio)
: a person who is not a celebrity
In 1975 … [John] Lennon decided that the time had come to try living like a noncelebrityAndrew Romano
often used before another noun
noncelebrity contestantsa noncelebrity spokesperson

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No, that’s what would happen to a noncelebrity such as yourself. Dave Barry, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2022 While Kardashian certainly wasn't the first celebrity (or even noncelebrity) to wear a vintage or archival garment, this particular line of criticism quickly became the focus of the ire directed at Kardashian. Racquel Gates, CNN, 10 May 2022 But what do the noncelebrity clients get out of working with Lede? Jessica Iredale, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 The film also weaves in portraits of noncelebrity dads from different parts of the world who are creating new definitions of patriarchy. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Sep. 2019 The competition has grown fiercer with the proliferation of online marketplaces such as Bonanza, Etsy and 1stdibs, and noncelebrity pickers are not eager to give up their edge. Travis Deshong, Washington Post, 10 July 2019 For everyone else who yearns desperately for the possibility of a wonky, noncelebrity, experienced presidential candidate, there is nothing. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, 16 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncelebrity was in 1881

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“Noncelebrity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncelebrity. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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