semicelebrity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ celebrity

Noun[edit]

semicelebrity (plural semicelebrities)

  1. One who is almost a celebrity.
    • 2009 August 1, Al Baker, “A Murder Victim Found in His Bed Had a Colorful Past”, in New York Times[1]:
      “Felix is one tough man who lived a life that people could only imagine going through,” said Richard Dietl, known as Bo, a private investigator, former police detective and a semicelebrity himself, who said he had been friends with Mr. Brinkmann since 1971.