a popular person or thing having strong enduring appeal and elevated to worship by some
Stories of these adventurers, like Livingstone and Speke and Burton, had a cult status in Victorian society.
And today, intellectual property enjoys a kind of cult status.
Most, though, became instant addicts and predicted future cult status.
But the film has achieved a kind of cult status, spawning two direct-to-DVD sequels and an upcoming Spider-Man-like reboot.
“There is danger in losing your cult status,” says Leong, citing a former client, Altoids.