Today’s Wordbird: CELEBUTAUNT

CELEBUTAUNT (V.) suh-‘leb-yu-tont To mock and jeer at celebrities when they suffer misfortunes or make gaffes, either because you’ve got nothing better to talk about, or because it’s your job. Also (n.), a published item or spoken remark that mocks or exults over a celebrity’s stumbles. Usage: Banzai Blazer licked his lips as he posted a gloating report on his blog about an actor whose porn-star wife had left him for a bisexual DJ. He hoped the celebutaunt would win him a mention on TMZ.

Snowy Plover, by Elizabeth Zechel

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