paparazzo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian paparazzo, from the name of Signor Paparazzo, a character in Federico Fellini's La dolce vita.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paparazzo ‎(plural paparazzi or paparazzos)

  1. A freelance photographer who sells photographs of celebrities to the media, especially one who pursues celebrities and attempts to obtain candid photographs.
    • 2005 April 30, Peter Aspden, “The Revolver”, in FT magazine, number № 103 (election special), page 46:
      You may decide to shove the lens down the throat of your aggressor, in the style of an aggrieved celebrity seeking primal redress against a mischievous paparazzo; but then again, most ecstatic rituals are pacific in intent and you may find such violence inappropriate.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The singular paparazzo is much less common than its plural paparazzi, to the extent that paparazzi is often used as a plurale tantum, and sometimes, non-standardly, even used as a singular noun.

Derived terms[edit]

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  • paparazzi (see there for further derivations)

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Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Signor Paparazzo, the name of a character in Federico Fellini's film La dolce vita.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /pa.paˈrat.tso/, [päpäˈrät̪͡ːs̪o]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧ràz‧zo
  • Rhymes: -attso

Noun[edit]

paparazzo m ‎(plural paparazzi, feminine paparazza)

  1. paparazzo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paparazzo m (plural paparazzi)

  1. paparazzo (freelance photographer of celebrities)