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paparazzo

See also: Paparazzo

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Italian paparazzo

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paparazzo (plural paparazzi or paparazzos)

  1. A freelance photographer who sells photographs of celebrities to the media, especially one who pursues celebrities and attempts to obtain candid photographs.
    • 2005: FT magazine, issue № 103: April 30th 2005 Election special issue; Peter Aspden, “The Revolver”, Bright Lights, Big Pity, page 46:
      You may decide to shove the lens down the throat of your aggressor, in the style of an aggrieved celebrity seeking primal redress against a mischievous paparazzo; but then again, most ecstatic rituals are pacific in intent and you may find such violence inappropriate.

Usage notesEdit

  • The singular paparazzo is much less common than its plural paparazzi, to the extent that paparazzi is often used as a plurale tantum, and sometimes, non-standardly, even used as a singular noun.

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EtymologyEdit

From Signor Paparazzo, the name of a character in Federico Fellini's film La dolce vita.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Italian) IPA(key): [pa.paˈrat̪̚.t̪so]

NounEdit

paparazzo m (plural paparazzi)

  1. paparazzo

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paparazzo m (plural paparazzi)

  1. paparazzo (freelance photographer of celebrities)