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Definition of unfamous

: not widely known or renowned : not famous an unfamous actor She wished she was a famous writer already, and didn't have to go through the unfamous stage.— Blue Balliett

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Recent Examples on the Web And then Wickie becomes Dawn's perpetual houseguest — which is practically a whole other TV show about a celebrity crashing with unfamous people, a concept so obvious Harry Styles already produced a failed TV series about it. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Girls5Eva review: A solid sitcom that could be more than a nostalgia trip," 3 May 2021 Of course, many other singers famous and unfamous have struggled with the anthem’s vast dynamics, dizzying melodies and inherent pressure involved with performing the piece. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Huntsville musician to sing national anthem at SEC Gymnastics Championship," 25 Feb. 2021 Today, however, the unfamous are experimenting too. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Men’s Nail Polish Is Taking Off—Why Now?," 19 Oct. 2020 And of course, Space Camp continued to be a phenomenon, attracting around 40,000 campers each year, ranging from unfamous kids to offspring of stars such as Bruce Springsteen. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "U.S. Space & Rocket Center: 9 cool things to see/do there right now," 8 Sep. 2020 The point is the music’s pulse, its pep, and more than anything, the way it has been consumed: by unfamous people doing goofy routines. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "A Return to the Original Purpose of Music," 9 Apr. 2020 But don't forget that your unfamous neighbor is struggling too. Jessica A. Gold, SELF, "A Psychiatrist Explains Why You May Feel Annoyed When You Hear Celebrities Talk About Anxiety," 3 Aug. 2018 And Cosby’s conviction fits all too well into the current #MeToo narrative of Hollywood giants being toppled mostly by unfamous women seeking to right past wrongs. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Tom Brokaw accusations, Bill Cosby Verdict, Weinstein Movie: Broadsheet for April 27," 27 Apr. 2018 Along with celebs, millions of unfamous women keep their baby-making challenges under wraps. Norine Dworkin-mcdaniel, Redbook, "The Invisible Pain of Infertility," 17 Oct. 2011

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First Known Use of unfamous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfamous. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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