Definition of paparazzo in English:


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

noun (plural paparazzi /-ˈrätsē/)

(usually paparazzi)
A freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to get photographs of them.
More 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.


mid 20th century: from Italian, from the name of a character in Fellini's film La Dolce Vita (1960).

Definition of paparazzo in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily