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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.

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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
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