headliner

[ hed-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈhɛdˌlaɪ nər /

noun

a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star.

Origin of headliner

First recorded in 1890–95; headline + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for headliner

headliner

/ (ˈhɛdˌlaɪnə) /

noun

a performer given prominent billing; star
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Word Origin and History for headliner

headliner


n.

1891, "one who writes newspaper headlines;" 1896 as "one who stars in a performance;" from headline + -er (1).

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