- a person, as a performer or athlete, who enjoys wide recognition, is esteemed for exceptional talent, and is eagerly sought after for his or her services.
- any very prominent or successful person or thing.
Origin of superstar
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Related Wordsgreat, outstanding, illustrious, famed, notable, eminent, noted, well-known, acclaimed, distinguished, prominent, esteemed, renowned, leading, important, recognized, popular, reputable, known, notorious
Examples from the Web for superstar
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So long to a winner, a superstar, a gentleman, and a Yankee.10 Unforgettable Derek Jeter Highlights (VIDEO)
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The feelings of some of the local artists about the coming of this “New York superstar” were, uh, different.Graffiti Artists Turn on Banksy: The Rise of Art Hate
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The latest Dodger superstar haul has obviously come at a very steep personal price for some caught in the crossfire.MLB’s Next Headache: Cartels, Gangsters, and Their Cuban Superstars
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- a popular singer, film star, etc, who is idolized by fans and elevated to a position of importance in the entertainment industry
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Word Origin and History for superstar
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