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personage

[ pur-suh-nij ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nɪdʒ /
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noun

a person of distinction or importance.
any person.
a character in a play, story, etc.

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Origin of personage

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English: “body or image (statue, portrait) of a person” (from Old French ), from Medieval Latin persōnāgium.See person, -age

synonym study for personage

1. See person.

OTHER WORDS FROM personage

non·per·son·age, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for personage

personage
/ (ˈpɜːsənɪdʒ) /

noun

an important or distinguished person
another word for person (def. 1) a strange personage
rare a figure in literature, history, etc
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