- a rock-'n'-roll star or celebrity.
- a star or celebrity in any field or profession, or anyone who is highly admired: TV chefs are the new rock stars. My mom is a rock star!
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Examples from the Web for rock star
They are a pair designed for maximum contrast: Lynch with his Jimmy Neutron updo, Brand with his rock-star ringlets.David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles
April 7, 2013
She has walked on countless runways and made tabloid covers for her string of rock-star boyfriends.Agyness Deyn in ‘Pusher’: On Stripping, Acting, and How She’s Not Done Modeling
October 24, 2012
So far, so disreputable, especially if you bought into Assange's rock-star status.I Love the Julian Assange Show!
July 3, 2012
The screams from the women in the crowd were reminiscent of “Beatles mania” and officially rocketed Obama to rock-star status.Obama’s 11 Most Badass Moments (Videos)
April 25, 2012
That may merely reflect his celebrity; I saw him get a rock-star reception at CPAC.Gingrich Draws Crowds, Huntsman Doesn’t
May 20, 2011