- a celebrity.
Origin of celeb
First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening
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Related Wordsrenowned, notable, leading, illustrious, recognized, well-known, acclaimed, notorious, distinguished, prominent, esteemed, outstanding, important, eminent, popular, reputable, known, noted, infamous, preeminent
Examples from the Web for celeb
We can thank Lisa Kudrow for the rise of celeb reality TV—Real Housewives, the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo and its ilk.How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’
November 6, 2014
Brands Pay Big For Celeb Appearances: Celebrities really do have it all.Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Resigns; Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child
The Fashion Beast Team
May 21, 2014
They are spread across 13 pages of the European celeb weekly.Oh No! Zara Sells Baby Pictures To Hello!
February 24, 2014
And the punchline is this: Though many fad diets are totally, comically crazy (usually those with a celeb frontman), most are not.Why Jay Z’s Vegan Diet Is a Mistake
December 6, 2013
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- informal a celebrity
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Word Origin and History for celeb
colloquial shortening of celebrity "celebrated person," by 1908, American English.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper