paparazzi

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From Italian paparazzi, plural of paparazzo.

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paparazzi ‎(uncountable) plural and, nonstandardly, singular

  1. Used as a plurale tantum.
    • 1978, Stephen Birmingham, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Grossett & Dunlap, ISBN 0448143062, page 184,
      The publicity that would ensue from a court battle with someone of Galella’s ilk would only be bad and would convey to Galella a degree of status and importance that this member of the paparazzi didn’t deserve.
    • 2005 April, Kathleen O'Reilly, The Diva’s Guide to Selling Your Soul, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416516565, page 36,
      He manages to snag you just when a member of the paparazzi is skulking by, […]
    • 2007, Chris Rojek, Cultural Studies, Polity, ISBN 0745636837, page 55,
      The member of the paparazzi is a Weegee-like figure played by Joe Pesci in the film The Public Eye (1992).
  2. (nonstandard) A paparazzo.
    • 1997, Eeva Joniken and Soile Veijola, "The Disoriented Tourist: The Figuration of the Tourist in Contemporary Cultural Critique", in Chris Rojek and John Urry (eds.), Touring Cultures: Transformations of Travel and Theory, Routledge, 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 and Michael Tunstall, "How to Explain Side-Channel Leakage to Your Kids", in Çetin K. Koç and Christof Paar (eds.), Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems — CHES 2000 (proceedings), 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?
  3. (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 (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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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? […]”

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Italian paparazzi

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paparazzi

  1. paparazzi

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

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Italian paparazzi

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paparazzi m ‎(plural paparazzis)

  1. a paparazzo, a member of the paparazzi

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paparazzi m pl

  1. plural of paparazzo