[ tahyp-kast, -kahst ]
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verb (used with object),type·cast, type·cast·ing.Theater.
  1. to cast (a performer) in a role that requires characteristics of physique, manner, personality, etc., similar to those possessed by the performer.

  2. to cast (a performer) repeatedly in a kind of role closely patterned after that of the actor's previous successes.

  1. to stereotype: He realizes now he's been typecast as an executive errand boy.

Origin of typecast

First recorded in 1930–35; type + cast

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[ tahyp-kast, -kahst ]

verb (used with or without object),type-cast, type-cast·ing.
  1. to cast (type).

  1. (of text to be printed) having the type already cast.

Origin of type-cast

First recorded in 1875–80

Other words from type-cast

  • type-caster, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for typecast


/ (ˈtaɪpˌkɑːst) /

verb-casts, -casting or -cast
  1. (tr) to cast (an actor) in the same kind of role continually, esp because of his physical appearance or previous success in such roles

Derived forms of typecast

  • typecaster, noun

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