celebrity

[ suh-leb-ri-tee ]
/ səˈlɛb rɪ ti /

noun, plural ce·leb·ri·ties for 1.

a famous or well-known person.
fame; renown.

Origin of celebrity

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin celebritās multitude, fame, festal celebration, equivalent to celebr- (stem of celeber) often repeated, famous + -itās -ity

Related forms

non·ce·leb·ri·ty, noun, plural non·ce·leb·ri·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for celebrity

celebrity

/ (sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a famous persona show-business celebrity
fame or notoriety
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