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typecast

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transitive verb type·cast \ˈtīp-ˌkast\

Simple Definition of typecast

  • : 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

Full Definition of typecast

type·casttype·cast·ing

  1. 1 :  to cast (an actor or actress) in a part calling for the same characteristics as those possessed by the performer

  2. 2 :  to cast (an actor or actress) repeatedly in the same type of role

  3. 3 :  stereotype 2

Examples of typecast

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



1927

First Known Use of typecast

1927


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