Definition of paparazzo in English:

paparazzo

Line breaks: pap¦ar|azzo
Pronunciation: /ˌpapəˈratsəʊ
 
/

noun (plural paparazzi /-tsi/)

(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.

Origin

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

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