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thesp

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noun \ˈthesp\

Definition of thesp

  1. :  actor



Examples of thesp

  1. <a brawling actor who is in danger of becoming better known as a thug than as a thesp>



Origin of thesp

short for thespian


First Known Use: 1962


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