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superstar

[ soo-per-stahr ]
/ ˈsu pərˌstɑr /
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noun

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.

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Origin of superstar

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; super- + star

OTHER WORDS FROM superstar

su·per·star·dom, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superstar

superstar
/ (ˈsuːpəˌstɑː) /

noun

a popular singer, film star, etc, who is idolized by fans and elevated to a position of importance in the entertainment industry

Derived forms of superstar

superstardom, noun
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