An abnormally intense desire to have a romantic relationship with a celebrity.
Example Citation:
Since the demise of the supermodel, fashion advertising has become an uncomfortable marriage of commerce and celebrity. The cross-marketing of cultural producers and cultural products is an interesting concept, if not always logical.
—Misty Harris, "Worth a second look," The Edmonton Journal, August 12, 2003
Earliest Citation:
Hollywood is filled with Bonny Lee Bakleys, people who attempt to make themselves 'feel better' by romantically pursuing the famous. They're not groupies: Groupies are merely overzealous, oversexed fans. They're not stalkers, either. ... There is no specific diagnosis for this disorder in the current psychiatric lexicon, but perhaps there should be, since celebriphilia, by any name, is a familiar enough condition to those trained to look for it.
—Benjamin Svetkey, "Dangerous Game," Entertainment Weekly, June 22, 2001
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Celebrity — blogebrity celeb celeblog celebreality celebriphilia celebrity advocacy celebrity worship syndrome …   New words

  • Dianabilia — n. Memorabilia devoted to Princess Diana. Example Citation: Dianabilia has dominated sales here as has no other artifact since another British import, The Beatles. On last week s Globe bestseller list, books about the late princess occupied six… …   New words

  • Diseases and Syndromes — allergy bullying andropause animal hoarding baby lag baggage malaria bigorexia BlackBerry thumb …   New words

  • Plutophile — n. A person who likes the dwarf planet Pluto, particularly one who objects to Pluto s status as a dwarf planet. Plutophilia n. Example Citations: While Tyson emphasises the things that set Pluto apart from the eight official planets, like its… …   New words

  • anti-fan — n. A person who passionately dislikes a celebrity or other well known person or entity. adj. Example Citations: Anonymous death threats against Kathy Sierra, a popular Web developer, author and blogger who encourages people to consider human… …   New words

  • blogebrity — n. A famous or popular blogger. Also: blog ebrity. [Blend of blog and celebrity.] Example Citations: His Los Angeles based site, PerezHilton.com: http://perezhilton.com, has shaken and stirred the gossip crowd since its debut last year. Hilton,… …   New words

  • celeb — (suh.LEB) v. 1. To have many celebrities in attendance. 2. To send a picture of a celebrity whose name is a rhyming slang code word. 3. To use one s celebrity status to promote a product or cause. Also: cause celeb. Example Citations: TOM JONES… …   New words

  • celeblog — n. A blog written by a celebrity; a blog devoted to a particular celebrity or to celebrity news and gossip. Also: celeb blog. celeblogger, celeb blogger n. Example Citations: We might never meet them face to face but, in the virtual world,… …   New words

  • celebreality — (suh.LEB.ree.al.uh.tee) n. The real life of a celebrity; a TV show format in which one or more celebrities participate in real life situations. Also: celeb reality, celeb reality. Example Citation: Celebreality, the junk genre du jour, turns the… …   New words

  • celebrity advocacy — (suh.LEB.ruh.tee AD.vuh.kuh.see) n. Active support for a cause or position by a celebrity. Example Citation: There have been a number of changes in the actor s life. His widely publicized political advocacy there was speculation he d run for… …   New words