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stardom

[stahr-duh m]
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noun
  1. the world or class of professional stars, as of the stage.
  2. the status of a star or preeminent performer.

Origin of stardom

First recorded in 1860–65; star + -dom
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British Dictionary definitions for stardom

stardom

noun
  1. the fame and prestige of being a star in films, sport, etc
  2. the world of celebrities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for stardom

1865, from star in the performance sense + -dom.

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