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starlet

[ stahr-lit ]
/ ˈstɑr lɪt /
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noun

a young actress promoted and publicized as a future star, especially in motion pictures.
a small star or other heavenly body.

RELATED WORDS

hero, name, celebrity, favorite, idol, superstar, diva, luminary, draw, lead, headliner, ingenue, topliner

Nearby words

starker, starkers, starkey, starkly, starkville, starlet, starlight, starlike, starling, starling's curve, starling's hypothesis

Origin of starlet

First recorded in 1820–30; star + -let
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British Dictionary definitions for starlet

starlet

/ (ˈstɑːlɪt) /

noun

a young and inexperienced actress who is projected as a potential star
a small star
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for starlet

starlet


n.

1830, "small star," from star (n.) + diminutive suffix -let. Meaning "promising young female performer" is from 1920.

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