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paparazzo Syllabification: pa·pa·raz·zo
Pronunciation: /ˌpäpəˈrätsō/

Definition of paparazzo in English:

noun (plural paparazzi-ˈrätsē)

(usually paparazzi)
A freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to get photographs of them.
Example sentences
  • He is uncomfortable with the way soap stars can be photographed by the paparazzi at their worst.
  • It's well-known among the paparazzi that celebrities do not like to be photographed eating.
  • It surely does constitute some worry, when paparazzi photographers are trying to drive and take photos at the same time.


1960s: from Italian, from the name of a character in Fellini's film La Dolce Vita (1960).

Words that rhyme with paparazzo

fatso, terrazzo
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