paparazzo

noun pa·pa·raz·zo \ ˌpä-pə-ˈrät-(ˌ)sō \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of paparazzo

plural paparazzi play \ˌpä-pə-ˈrät-(ˌ)sē\
: 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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Origin and Etymology of paparazzo

Italian, from Paparazzo, surname of such a photographer in the film La dolce vita (1959) by Federico Fellini


PAPARAZZO Defined for English Language Learners

paparazzo

noun

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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