celeb

[suh-leb]
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Origin of celeb

First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening
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celeb

noun
  1. informal a celebrity
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Word Origin and History for celeb
n.

colloquial shortening of celebrity "celebrated person," by 1908, American English.

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