- a freelance photographer, especially one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication.
Origin of paparazzo
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Contemporary Examples of paparazzi
Paparazzi photos of Mrs. Knowles-Carter sporting the Bettie Page look were released.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women
October 15, 2014
Mrs. Clooney has been followed around Athens during a three-day visit by a horde of paparazzi that number into the hundreds.Can Amal Clooney Save Greece’s Antiquities?
October 15, 2014
A low point came when she was photographed by paparazzi crying in a Soho street after the break-up.Inside the Harry and Cressie Make Up: Britain’s Favorite Royal Is In Love
October 3, 2014
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May 18, 2014
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May 5, 2014
- a freelance photographer who specializes in candid camera shots of famous people and often invades their privacy to obtain such photographs
Word Origin for paparazzo
1961, from Italian Paparazzo (plural paparazzi) surname of the freelance photographer in Federico Fellini's 1959 film "La Dolce Vita." The surname itself is of no special significance; it is said to be a common one in Calabria, and Fellini is said to have borrowed it from a travel book, "By the Ionian Sea," in which occurs the name of hotel owner Coriolano Paparazzo.