Definition of paparazzo
: a freelance photographer who aggressively pursues celebrities for the purpose of taking candid photographs a movie star surrounded by a swarm of paparazzi
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Anthony Haden-Guest, one of the film’s many talking heads, describes Hartman’s photographs as intimate rather than intrusive, while others comment about how Hartman is far different from typical paparazzi.
Opinions flowed like rosé, arguments flashed like paparazzi cameras, as the industry’s relationship to Silicon Valley, the fate of the old-school movie theater and the kind of screen content that deserves to be called art were discussed and debated.
Paparazzi pestered the crew with the one question on everyone's mind: Are Bella (19) and Scott (33) dating or just hanging out?
Those behind-the-scenes paparazzi photos didn't do Penelope Cruz justice.
But the Henk's best asset is durability: The carbon-fiber frame is tough enough to survive being tossed around, whether your getaway is from home or the paparazzi.
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Origin and Etymology of paparazzo
Italian, from Paparazzo, surname of such a photographer in the film La dolce vita (1959) by Federico Fellini
First Known Use: 1961
PAPARAZZO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paparazzo for English Language Learners
: a photographer who follows famous people in order to take their pictures and then sells the pictures to newspapers or magazines
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