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
Recent Examples of paparazzo from the Web
Grace, 39, and Hinshaw, 28, got engaged in January 2015 and married last May. People magazine reported that Grace and Hinshaw were spotted walking to the Sweet Butter Kitchen in Los Angeles on Saturday, when paparazzi noticed Hinshaw’s baby bump.
This is, after all, a consummate pro who refuses to look into a paparazzo's camera to avoid boosting tabloid headlines with a moment of eye contact.
October 12, 2014 Iggy and her friend are followed into a grocery store by paparazzi.
The Times piece also noted that photographers have captured the trend outside fashion shows and paparazzi have recently turned their cameras on two celebrity practitioners, Jonah Hill and Joe Jonas.
Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, and Anouk Aimee star in this entrancing 1960 film about a high-living paparazzo that is one of the best movies to emerge from the post-WWII Italian film wave.
Zhuo Wei, known as China’s No. 1 paparazzo, had more than seven million followers for his coverage of celebrities like the singer Faye Wong and the Chinese actress Bai Baihe.
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.
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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: 1961See Words from the same year
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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