celetoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

celebrity +‎ -oid

Noun[edit]

celetoid (plural celetoids)

  1. (informal) A person who is famous for a brief time; a short-lived celebrity.
    • 2010, Richie Wilcox, "My Life as a Celetoid: Reflections on Canadian Idol", Canadian Theatre Review, 29 January 2010:
      A celetoid is only allowed so much time in the spotlight. Of course, just when you think your life as a celetoid has passed, you end up writing an article about your experience six years later, or you sing a song for a friend at a wedding.