vaudevillian

[ vawd-vil-yuh n, vohd-, vaw-duh- ]
/ vɔdˈvɪl yən, voʊd-, ˌvɔ də- /
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noun

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

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of vaudeville.

Nearby words

  1. vauban,
  2. vauch,
  3. vaucluse,
  4. vaud,
  5. vaudeville,
  6. vaudois,
  7. vaughan,
  8. vaughan williams,
  9. vaughan williams, ralph,
  10. vaughan, henry

Origin of vaudevillian

First recorded in 1925–30; vaudeville + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for vaudevillian

vaudevillian

/ (ˌvəʊdəˈvɪlɪən, ˌvɔː-) /

noun also: vaudevillist

a person who writes for or performs in vaudeville

adjective

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

vaudevillian

n.

1913, from vaudeville + -ian.

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