1. captivated by famous people or by fame itself.

Origin of star-struck

First recorded in 1960–65

Words Nearby star-struck Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use star-struck in a sentence

  • These two were totally star-struck, even though I wasn't any kind of star, not in my own mind at least.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
  • Mistaking it for a shout of triumph, Dusty Star struck her again.

    Dusty Star | Olaf Baker
  • Its the one the Silver Star struck, I reckon, and the thing that ripped a hole in her and sunk her.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea | Allen Chapman
  • And then the light from the approaching star struck them in a blinding radiance of vermilion flames.

British Dictionary definitions for starstruck


/ (ˈstɑːstrʌk) /

  1. completely overawed by someone's celebrity status

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