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stardom

[stahr-duh m] /ˈstɑr dəm/
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
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; star + -dom
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British Dictionary definitions for stardom

stardom

/ˈstɑːdəm/
noun
1.
the fame and prestige of being a star in films, sport, etc
2.
the world of celebrities
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Word Origin and History for stardom

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

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