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).

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