[ soo-per-stahr ]
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  1. a person, such as a performer or athlete, who enjoys wide recognition, is esteemed for exceptional talent, and is eagerly sought after for their services.

  2. any very prominent or successful person or thing.

Origin of superstar

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

Other words from superstar

  • su·per·star·dom, noun

Words Nearby superstar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use superstar in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for superstar


/ (ˈsuːpəˌstɑː) /

  1. 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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