The definition of a celebrity is a famous or very well known person.
Madonna is an example of a celebrity.
- wide recognition; fame; renown
- pl. -·ties a famous or well-publicized person
Origin of celebrityMiddle English and Old French celebrite from Classical Latin celebritas, multitude, fame from celeber: see celebrate
- One who is widely known and of great popular interest.
- Fame or popular renown.
Origin of celebrityMiddle English celebrite fame from Old French from Latin celebritās from celeber celebr- famous
From Old French celebrite (compare French célébrité), from Latin celebritas.