paparazzi

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Reinterpretation of the plural of paparazzo, the singular standard Italian form.

Noun[edit]

paparazzi ‎(plural paparazzis)

  1. (nonstandard) A paparazzo.
    • 1997, Eeva Joniken; Soile Veijola, “The Disoriented Tourist: The Figuration of the Tourist in Contemporary Cultural Critique”, in Chris Rojek and John Urry, editors, Touring Cultures: Transformations of Travel and Theory, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-11125-0, page 46:
      The job of a paparazzi is, roughly, to ‘reveal the truth’ about the rich and the famous.
    • 2000, David Naccache; Michael Tunstall, “How to Explain Side-Channel Leakage to Your Kids”, in Çetin K. Koç and Christof Paar, editors, Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems — CHES 2000, Springer, ISBN 3-540-41455-X, page 229:
      A paparazzi is investigating the lives of a Royal couple.
    • 2005, Jude Idada, “Ouch!”, in A Box of Chocolates, Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1412020268, page 221:
      What if someone I know sees me? Or what if a paparazzi is lurking somewhere?
  2. (nonstandard, uncountable) Paparazzi taken as a group.
    • 1989, Carol Muske-Dukes, Dear Digby, Viking, ISBN 0670825069, page 148:
      “Tell Page that PAPARAZZI is here, in my apartment. And then tell her that their offices are right across from us …”
    • 2001, Geert Lovink, “The Rise and Fall of Dotcom Mania”, in Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture, MIT Press, published 2002, ISBN 0262621800, page 354:
      Rather, the business paparazzi is armoring itself for a backlash campaign against the entrepreneurial big mouths.
    • 2006, Kisha Green, And Even If I Did, iUniverse, ISBN 0595390137, page vi:
      Nelishia—You are a special lady with an enormous heart with skills that are off the chains!!! You go girl!!! A definite multi-tasking Diva!! Get your Chanel shades paparazzi is lurking…lol
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

paparazzi

  1. plural of paparazzo
    • 1985, Francis King, One Is a Wanderer: Selected Stories, Hutchinson, ISBN 0091620805, page 312:
      A number of paparazzi had gate-crashed, as had a famous tennis-player and a couple of pop-singers.
    • 2004, Noel Botham, The Murder of Princess Diana, Pinnacle Books, ISBN 0-7860-0700-1, page 168:
      A number of paparazzi were there to take pictures, clearly having received a further tip-off about the party’s movements.
    • 2007, Stanley Hart, “Oh, Brother”, in Two Novellas, AuthorHouse, ISBN 1425987087, page 99:
      “Do you know how many paparazzi stalk those midtown hotels? […]”

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian paparazzi, plural of paparazzo.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paparazzi

  1. paparazzo

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paparazzi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative paparazzi paparazzit
genitive paparazzin paparazzien
partitive paparazzia paparazzeja
illative paparazziin paparazzeihin
singular plural
nominative paparazzi paparazzit
accusative nom. paparazzi paparazzit
gen. paparazzin
genitive paparazzin paparazzien
partitive paparazzia paparazzeja
inessive paparazzissa paparazzeissa
elative paparazzista paparazzeista
illative paparazziin paparazzeihin
adessive paparazzilla paparazzeilla
ablative paparazzilta paparazzeilta
allative paparazzille paparazzeille
essive paparazzina paparazzeina
translative paparazziksi paparazzeiksi
instructive paparazzein
abessive paparazzitta paparazzeitta
comitative paparazzeineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian paparazzi.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paparazzi m ‎(plural paparazzis)

  1. A paparazzo

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paparazzi m pl

  1. plural of paparazzo

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian, plural of paparazzo.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /papaˈɾatsi/, [papaˈɾat̪si], [papaˈɾat͡ʃi]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧raz‧zi

Noun[edit]

paparazzi m ‎(plural paparazzis)

  1. paparazzo