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costar

or co-star

[noun koh-stahr; verb koh-stahr] /noun ˈkoʊˌstɑr; verb ˈkoʊˈstɑr/
noun
1.
a performer, especially an actor or actress, who shares star billing with another.
2.
a performer whose status is slightly below that of a star.
verb (used without object), costarred, costarring.
3.
to share star billing with another performer.
4.
to receive billing of slightly less status than that of a star.
verb (used with object), costarred, costarring.
5.
to present (two or more actors) as having equal billing or prominence.
6.
to present as having slightly less status than that of a star.
Origin of costar
1915-1920
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; co- + star
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