Celeb



a celebrity.
Contemporary Examples

noun
(informal) a celebrity
n.

colloquial shortening of celebrity “celebrated person,” by 1908, American English.

noun

A hobo or a migrant worker (1890s+ Hoboes)
A prostitute (1535+)
The vulva; pussy (1730s+)
A woman who, often subtly, attacks and denigrates other women; a spiteful and malicious woman: Dorothy Parker was a super cat (1760s+)
A man who dresses flashily and ostentatiously pursues worldly pleasure; dude, hepcat, sport: I was a sharp cat/ The cool chick down on Calumet has got herself a brand new cat (1950s+ Black & teenagers)
A jazz musician: It was all right to the early cats (1920s+ Jazz musicians)
hipster (1960s+)
Any man; fellow; guy: Who’s that cat sitting next to the Pope? (1940s+)
A sailboat with one fore-and-aft sail; a catboat: He sails a little cat (1880s+)
Metcathenone, an addictive synthetic narcotic similar to but more powerful than cocaine: For a few hundred dollars, dealers can produce thousands of dollars’ worth of cat (1990s+)

verb

(also cat around) To spend time with women for amatory purposes; chase and stalk women; tomcat (1725+)
To move stealthily: began to cat toward the door (1960s+ Black)
To loaf and idle; spend one’s time on street corners admiring young women (1920s+)

Related Terms

alley cat, ash cat, fat cat, fraidy cat, hellcat, hepcat, hip cat, kick at the cat, let the cat out of the bag

[black sense, ”dude,” may be influenced by a Wolof term]
celebrity

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