boldface name

noun

Definition of boldface name

US
: a well-known or famous name or person Hundreds of mourners, including boldface names like Paul Simon and [Billy] Joel, show up at the funeral.Newsweek, 3 June 2002

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First Known Use of boldface name

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boldface name was in 1986

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“Boldface name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boldface%20name. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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