or stage-struck



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stage-struck

Historical Examples of stage-struck

  • "Lots of girls are stage-struck," he said presently, breaking in on Mr. Martel's rhapsody.


    Alice Hegan Rice

  • George Cruikshank was "soldier-struck" as well as "stage-struck."

  • Isn't it a little affectation on the part of the stage-struck committee?

  • And now I'd better be off for the home of the stage-struck mayoress.

  • It was all great fun for me—you remember I was not stage-struck.

    Life on the Stage

    Clara Morris

British Dictionary definitions for stage-struck



infatuated with the glamour of theatrical life, esp with the desire to act
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