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famous person

n. a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity" [syn: celebrity]

Usage examples of "famous person".

I tried desperately to think of something to say to this famous person.

He had a worthy minister in his favourite, Ralph, nicknamed--for almost every famous person had a nickname in those rough days--Flambard, or the Firebrand.

What other great city would trouble to put blue plaques on houses to let you know what famous person once lived there or warn you to look left or right before stepping off the kerb?

A famous person can attract attention to a cause or get his friends to perform in charity benefits to raise money.

That was at a time when King had reason to doubt that any really famous person could be induced to make the trip.