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adjective famous pronunciation in American English /ˈfeɪməs/

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  1. 1
    if someone or something is famous, a lot of people know their name or have heard about them
    He dreamed of becoming a famous actor.
    famous for: The town of Gouda is famous for its cheese.
    Alexander Fleming, the Scot famous for discovering penicillin
    famous as: She became famous as both a teacher and researcher.
    See also infamous
  2. 2
    old-fashioned very good
    a famous victory
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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