rock star

or rockstar


  1. a rock-'n'-roll star or celebrity.
  2. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of rock star1

First recorded in 1955–60
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Example Sentences

He was next to his partner Michael Nguyen and was treated like a rock star at the event so he couldn’t have been lonely.

I think you guys made an amazing choice selecting Brandy because she’s definitely a rock star.

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Investors looking for the next Steve Jobs saw founders as rock stars to be indulged, not rationally minded adults with balance sheets to scrutinize.

A lot of cultural observers note there are a lot of male rock stars and celebrities who are allowed to do whatever they want with the money that they’ve earned whether or not their parents or outsiders approve.

The workers who took the fencing down were treated like rock stars, if rock stars wore shades and yellow safety vests.

In less than a decade he was transformed into a literary rock star.

Indeed, we saw this pattern with Faircloth, who initially only claimed to have been attacked by a “rock star.”

Still, the program, along with his many books on film, elevated Ebert to “rock star status,” says James.

All I need is an Academy Award and a British rock star spouse and I should be good to go.

Drummer Dave Grohl started The Foo Fighters and became a rock star in his own right.





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