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



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 Origin1960s: 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