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star-spangled

[stahr-spang-guh ld]
adjective
  1. spangled with stars.
  2. Informal. made up of or attended by celebrities, distinguished or illustrious persons, etc.: a star-spangled reception.
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Origin of star-spangled

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for star-spangled

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Historical Examples

  • “I will make him a star-spangled pig,” Paul shouted to Mr. Chrome.

  • "I will make him a star-spangled pig," Paul shouted to Mr. Chrome.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • That will go down in history as the star-spangled act of the century.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • He looked up at the star-spangled sky, and coughed and coughed.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • She would take the plate with the good, honest, star-spangled food on it, eh?

    Peck's Sunshine

    George W. Peck


British Dictionary definitions for star-spangled

star-spangled

adjective
  1. marked or decorated with stars
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