Definition of paparazzo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpapəˈratsəʊ/

noun (plural paparazzi /ˌpapəˈratsi/)

(usually paparazzi)
A freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to get photographs of them: she inclined her head graciously, permitting the paparazzi to photograph her
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.


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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