Definition of celeb in US English:



  • A celebrity.

    ‘a TV celeb’
    • ‘Not only do these people help the celeb select the best looks and styles, they help them maintain them.’
    • ‘There are surprisingly few photos available of local celebs on the Net.’
    • ‘There are lots of celebs here tonight from all different parts of the television universe.’
    • ‘The celebs ' names may not be on the bottles, but their choice of scent gives us a sneak peek into who they are.’
    • ‘She says I should stop wasting my time entertaining low-rent celebs and should stick to reading improving books.’
    • ‘His friends enjoyed themselves and you got the feeling the celebs were only nit-picking because they were expected to.’
    • ‘The Libertines are more like reality TV celebs than old-school rock stars.’
    • ‘Four groups of C-list celebs are taken off to different locations around the world to try different approaches to detox.’
    • ‘There are many Scots who prefer their celebs to stay at home.’
    • ‘Last year 150,000 people - including a fair few celebs - left London for the shires.’
    • ‘I catch a glimpse of a celeb in heavy makeup and not enough clothes.’
    • ‘Ever wondered how celebs can look so fabulous one second and so foul the next?’
    • ‘If you want to mingle with celebs and people who think they are all that, then I guess this is the place to be.’
    • ‘We asked celebs about that charity, and about the inspiration for their costumes.’
    • ‘You know, the sort of offers that rock stars and sporting celebs would get.’
    • ‘Spare used everything as fuel for his art, so it's obvious he'd draw contemporary stars and celebs.’
    • ‘I'd have a lot more respect for some of these celebs if they did run for office.’
    • ‘When celebs do such self-mocking things as this, you have to wonder if they get the joke.’
    • ‘There's no doubting that where the celebs lead, the public follows.’
    • ‘According to the Mirror, Britain's young people are fed up with brain-dead pop stars and shallow celebs.’
    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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Early 20th century (originally US): abbreviation.