web celeb

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English

Alternative forms

  • webceleb

Etymology

Ultimately from Old English webb, and a shortening of celebrity.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɛb/
  • IPA(key): /sɐˈlɛb/

Noun

web celeb (plural web celebs)

  1. (colloquial) An internet celebrity; a person who becomes famous by means of being broadcasted online.
  2. (colloquial, attributively) Of or relating to a celebrity.
    Even though the concept is new to public scrutiny, pundits recognize that the web celeb archetype is profoundly affecting conventional media.
  3. (figuratively, Internet, slang) A commonly accepted internet meme - to disseminate information about how run-of-the-mill people are achieving online superstardom.

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