- family-tree theory,
- famous last words,
- fan base
Origin of famous
Examples from the Web for famousness
She had taken in the housemaid and small-boy view of famousness, and she was having her shallow little day of living it.The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Word Origin for famous
late 14c., from Anglo-French famous, Old French fameus (Modern French fameux), from Latin famosus "much talked of, renowned," often "infamous, notorious, of ill repute," from fama (see fame (n.)). A native word for this was Old English namcuð, literally "name-known." Catch phrase famous last words "remark likely to be proved wrong" is first attested 1948.