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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A freelance photographer who pursues celebrities trying to take candid photographs of them to sell to newspapers or magazines.

Usage examples (32)
  • Both documentaries use the same footage from Fellini's La Dolce Vita to explain the origin of the term paparazzo (it's a character's name).
  • Galella has never shied away from being called a paparazzo, derived from the Italian word for mosquito.
  • You may not know this but the word paparazzo is actually a name.
  • Attorneys for Alison Silva contend the words "paparazzo" for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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