Definition of celeb in English:

celeb

noun

informal
  • A celebrity.

    ‘a TV celeb’
    • ‘There's no doubting that where the celebs lead, the public follows.’
    • ‘There are surprisingly few photos available of local celebs on the Net.’
    • ‘Four groups of C-list celebs are taken off to different locations around the world to try different approaches to detox.’
    • ‘The celebs ' names may not be on the bottles, but their choice of scent gives us a sneak peek into who they are.’
    • ‘You know, the sort of offers that rock stars and sporting celebs would get.’
    • ‘When celebs do such self-mocking things as this, you have to wonder if they get the joke.’
    • ‘There are lots of celebs here tonight from all different parts of the television universe.’
    • ‘Not only do these people help the celeb select the best looks and styles, they help them maintain them.’
    • ‘According to the Mirror, Britain's young people are fed up with brain-dead pop stars and shallow celebs.’
    • ‘If you want to mingle with celebs and people who think they are all that, then I guess this is the place to be.’
    • ‘There are many Scots who prefer their celebs to stay at home.’
    • ‘Spare used everything as fuel for his art, so it's obvious he'd draw contemporary stars and celebs.’
    • ‘Last year 150,000 people - including a fair few celebs - left London for the shires.’
    • ‘I'd have a lot more respect for some of these celebs if they did run for office.’
    • ‘She says I should stop wasting my time entertaining low-rent celebs and should stick to reading improving books.’
    • ‘I catch a glimpse of a celeb in heavy makeup and not enough clothes.’
    • ‘We asked celebs about that charity, and about the inspiration for their costumes.’
    • ‘The Libertines are more like reality TV celebs than old-school rock stars.’
    • ‘His friends enjoyed themselves and you got the feeling the celebs were only nit-picking because they were expected to.’
    • ‘Ever wondered how celebs can look so fabulous one second and so foul the next?’
    famous person, vip, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, giant, great, master, guru
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Origin

Early 20th century (originally US): abbreviation.

Pronunciation

celeb

/səˈleb//səˈlɛb/