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superstar

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noun su·per·star \ˈsü-pər-ˌstär\

Simple Definition of superstar

  • : an extremely famous and successful performer, athlete, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of superstar

  1. 1 :  a star (as in sports or the movies) who is considered extremely talented, has great public appeal, and can usually command a high salary

  2. 2 :  one that is very prominent or is a prime attraction <a diplomatic superstar>

superstardom play \-dəm\ noun

1924

First Known Use of superstar

1924



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