Definitions

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  • noun informal Minor fame.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ fame

Examples

  • Achieving international superfame—or even local semifame—never crossed my mind.

    Ruby’s Slippers

  • Achieving international superfame—or even local semifame—never crossed my mind.

    Ruby’s Slippers

  • We spent a little time with him in France in 2004, and the thing that struck us most about him was the pride he took in his lone claim to semifame: the time in 1971 when he read extensive portions of the secret Pentagon Papers into the record at a subcommittee hearing.

    'Find Out Where His Kids Go to School'

  • I think the line in Liberty about "whole damn world looking back at me" also captured Hunter's sense of what it was like to be in Jerry's shoes, tempered with his own "whoosh" experience of semifame from the early '70s.deadsongs. vue.185

    The WELL: So Many Roads

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