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stagestruck

or stage-struck

[steyj-struhk] /ˈsteɪdʒˌstrʌk/
adjective
1.
obsessed with the desire to become an actor or actress.
2.
enthralled by the theater and the people, customs, traditions, etc., associated with it.
Origin of stagestruck
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15
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Examples from the Web for stage-struck
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  • "Lots of girls are stage-struck," he said presently, breaking in on Mr. Martel's rhapsody.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • George Cruikshank was "soldier-struck" as well as "stage-struck."

  • Isn't it a little affectation on the part of the stage-struck committee?

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • And now I'd better be off for the home of the stage-struck mayoress.

    Ahead of the Show

    Fred Thorpe
  • It was all great fun for me—you remember I was not stage-struck.

    Life on the Stage Clara Morris
  • And poutingly she answered: "Does not every stage-struck girl know them?"

    A Pasteboard Crown Clara Morris
  • The stage-struck youth is of a softer and more shallow sort.

    Damn! Henry Louis Mencken
  • The Williams and Walker flat soon became the headquarters of all the artistic young men of our race who were stage-struck.

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington
  • Nothing ever diverts a stage-struck youth from his fell purpose unless he is absolutely pelted off the boards.

    The Chequers James Runciman
  • It was determined at last to cure the stage-struck hero by means of a trick—to pre-arrange his failure, in fact.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for stage-struck

stage-struck

adjective
1.
infatuated with the glamour of theatrical life, esp with the desire to act
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