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 amp; 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.