Definition of paparazzo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paparazzo

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpæpəˈrætsəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæpəˈrætsoʊ//
 
(also pap
BrE BrE//pæp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pæp//
 
)
(pl. paparazzi
BrE BrE//ˌpæpəˈrætsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæpəˈrætsi//
 
)
[usually plural] People in journalism
 
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a photographer who follows famous people around in order to get interesting photographs of them to sell to a newspaper See related entries: People in journalism Word Origin 1960s: from Italian, from the name of a character in the Italian director Fellini's film La Dolce Vita (1960).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paparazzo