personage


per·son·age

noun \ˈpərs-nij, ˈpər-sə-nij\

: an important or famous person

Full Definition of PERSONAGE

1
:  a person of rank, note, or distinction; especially :  one distinguished for presence and personal power
2
:  a human individual :  person
3
:  a dramatic, fictional, or historical character; also :  impersonation

Examples of PERSONAGE

  1. The premiere was attended by no less a personage than the president himself.
  2. <these sci-fi conventions attract personages of every description>

First Known Use of PERSONAGE

15th century

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