Definitions

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  • n. a celebrity.

Etymologies

A slurring of celeb, itself a shortening of celebrity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her lyrics used to sound fresh and witty but since she's become a stereotypical "sleb", papped staggering out of clubs and flashing her boobs, her comments have lost their irony.

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  • The loss of easy headlines, pap-shots of a non-sleb and the marked reduction in revenue stream from kiss-n-tell stories is a matter for major concern, and the Samaritans will be there for all those tabloid hacks who are facing a future of proper work .

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Singing sensation Susan spoke movingly of her relationship with Peter, sleb-magazine darling and husband of Jordan, and how Jordan had caught the pair in flagrante, leading to Andre's acrimonious divorce and SuBo's subsequent emotional collapse.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • OK! can now be bought with three other Desmond sleb mags for one low all-in price, that's four !

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  • Nowadays you have to be either a geek (exclusive right brainer) or sleb (exclusive left brainer) to fit in.

    “A Load of Old Wank” « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • Via Billy, I came across that site wot tells you wot sleb you look like.

    My Nemesis « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • And never let it be said that this blog isn't up with sleb culture.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • But it was a slightly more unusual sleb sighting earlier as I stood in the changing room in only my unters watching the cricket.

    Celebrity Changing Rooms

  • The two spoilt brats appear to have got off scot free, which is both irritating and, much much worse for any self-respecting sleb, unforgiveably dull.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In my dentist's waiting room last week I picked up a sleb mag and looked at a photo of a 75-year-old sex worker posing semi-naked on a bed.

    The Guardian World News

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  • "Now everyone came to brunch with their "quality" paper and a side order of trash. Tits and vicars and slebs and murder."
    NW by Zadie Smith, p 299

    October 7, 2012