Meaning of “celebrity” in the English Dictionary

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"celebrity" in British English

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celebritynoun

uk /səˈleb.rə.ti/ us /səˈleb.rə.t̬i/

B1 [ C ] someone who is famous, especially in the entertainment business

[ U ] the state of being famous

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(Definition of “celebrity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"celebrity" in American English

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celebritynoun [ C ]

us /səˈleb·rɪ·t̬i/ short form celeb, /səˈleb/

someone who is famous, esp. in the entertainment business:

Hollywood celebrities turned up at Laguna Beach.

(Definition of “celebrity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)