[vawd-vil-yuh n, vohd-, vaw-duh-]


Also vaude·vil·list. a person who writes for or performs in vaudeville.


of, relating to, or characteristic of vaudeville.

Origin of vaudevillian

First recorded in 1925–30; vaudeville + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun also: vaudevillist

a person who writes for or performs in vaudeville


of, characteristic of, or relating to vaudeville
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Word Origin and History for vaudevillian

1913, from vaudeville + -ian.

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