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- (obsolete) A rite or ceremony. [17th-18th c.]
- (uncountable) Fame, renown; the state of being famous or talked-about. [from 17th c.]
- A person who has a high degree of recognition by the general population for his or her success or accomplishments; a famous person. [from 19th c.]
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.
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- celebrity at OneLook Dictionary Search
- celebrity in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- “celebrity” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
celebrity m (plural celebritys)