- obsessed with the desire to become an actor or actress.
- enthralled by the theater and the people, customs, traditions, etc., associated with it.
Origin of stagestruck
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for stage-struck
"Lots of girls are stage-struck," he said presently, breaking in on Mr. Martel's rhapsody.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
George Cruikshank was "soldier-struck" as well as "stage-struck."The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. I. (of II)
Isn't it a little affectation on the part of the stage-struck committee?Mrs. Falchion, Complete
And now I'd better be off for the home of the stage-struck mayoress.Ahead of the Show
It was all great fun for me—you remember I was not stage-struck.Life on the Stage
- infatuated with the glamour of theatrical life, esp with the desire to act
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