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typecast

transitive verb type·cast \ˈtīp-ˌkast\

: to always give (an actor or actress) the same kind of role : to cause people to think that (an actor or actress) should always play the same kind of role

type·casttype·cast·ing

Full Definition of TYPECAST

1
:  to cast (an actor or actress) in a part calling for the same characteristics as those possessed by the performer
2
:  to cast (an actor or actress) repeatedly in the same type of role
3
:  stereotype 2

Examples of TYPECAST

  1. Her television work typecast her as a helpless victim.

First Known Use of TYPECAST

1927

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