Word of the day

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celebrity (noun) – 1. One who is widely known and of great popular interest.
2. Fame or popular renown.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “solemn rite or ceremony,” from Old French celebrit? “celebration” or directly from Latin celibritatem (nominative celebritas) “multitude, fame,” from celeber “frequented, populous”. Meaning “condition of being famous” is from circa 1600; that of “famous person” is from 1849.