stardom

[stahr-duh m]

noun

the world or class of professional stars, as of the stage.
the status of a star or preeminent performer.

Nearby words

  1. starch blocker,
  2. starch syrup,
  3. starch-reduced,
  4. starched,
  5. starchy,
  6. stardust,
  7. stare,
  8. stare decisis,
  9. stare down,
  10. stare in the face

Origin of stardom

First recorded in 1860–65; star + -dom

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British Dictionary definitions for stardom

stardom

noun

the fame and prestige of being a star in films, sport, etc
the world of celebrities
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Word Origin and History for stardom

stardom

1865, from star in the performance sense + -dom.

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