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stagestruck

or stage-struck

[steyj-struhk]
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adjective
  1. obsessed with the desire to become an actor or actress.
  2. enthralled by the theater and the people, customs, traditions, etc., associated with it.
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Origin of stagestruck

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for stage-struck

Historical Examples

  • "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."

  • 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

stage-struck

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