- The definition of a celebrity is a famous or very well known person.
Madonna is an example of a celebrity.
celebrity definition by Webster's New World
- wide recognition; fame; renown
- pl. celebrities a famous or well-publicized person
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French celebrite ; from Classical Latin celebritas, multitude, fame ; from celeber: see celebrate
celebrity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ce·leb·ri·ties
- A famous person.
- Renown; fame.
Origin: Middle English celebrite, fame, from Old French, from Latin celebritās, from celeber, celebr-, famous.
- ce·lebˈri·ty·hoodˌ noun