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n. pl. pa·pa·raz·zi (-sē)
A freelance photographer who doggedly pursues celebrities to take candid pictures for sale to magazines and newspapers.
[From Paparazzo, the surname of a character typifying such a photographer in the film La Dolce Vita (1960) by Federico Fellini.]
n, pl -razzi (-ˈrætsiː)
(Journalism & Publishing) a freelance photographer who specializes in candid camera shots of famous people and often invades their privacy to obtain such photographs
[C20: from Italian]
pa•pa•raz•zo(ˌpɑ pəˈrɑt soʊ)
n., pl. -raz•zi (-ˈrɑt si)
a freelance photographer, esp. one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication.
[1965–70; < Italian, from the surname of such a photographer in Federico Fellini's film La dolce vita (1959)]