Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat famous

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ famous

Examples

  • Companies just like to give product away to semifamous people—it's their prerogative.

    Inside the Pre-Emmy Parties: Sponsors

  • He calls himself a "storyteller" and specializes in semi-improvised autobiographical monologues of the kind that made Spalding Gray semifamous.

    The Technogeek's Lament

  • The presence of the famous and semifamous on the front lines isn't all bad, of course.

    Occupy Wall Street Has a Famous Problem

  • Karna Maffait for the Wall Street Journal Antico Caffè Spinnato Shortly after I pull into Cerda, a small Sicilian town made semifamous by its yearly artichoke festival, Antonio Cappadonia hands me a brioche mounded with two flavors of gelato—enough to give it the size and heft of a softball.

    In Search Of The Perfect Gelato

  • Compared to gorgeous, semifamous Brendan, our Youth at Risk kid looked like the biggest delinquent who ever lived.

    Every little thing in the world

  • No question, my mother would have sent him to a good psychologist if Dad wasn't already a shrink himself, a semifamous shrink, in fact: Dr. William T. Friedrich.

    'Pharmakon'

  • The only thing we can do is accept that racism and homophobia exist and combat them institutionally, rather than playing the schoolmarm with semifamous people.

    N-Word Mea Culpas Are Wearing Thin

  • “A happening place for the idle rich and semifamous.”

    A Breath Away

  • I ignored a pair of girls coming in the opposite direction who stared into my semifamous face, then started twittering and talking the moment I was past them.

    INVITATION ONLY

  • "In one semifamous cleanliness lapse in the 1992 presidential campaign..."

    Archive 2006-10-01

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