[stahr-spang-guh ld]


spangled with stars.
Informal. made up of or attended by celebrities, distinguished or illustrious persons, etc.: a star-spangled reception.

Origin of star-spangled

First recorded in 1585–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for star-spangled

Contemporary Examples of star-spangled

Historical Examples of star-spangled

  • “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



marked or decorated with stars
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