boldface name

noun

Definition of boldface name

US

  1. :  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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1986

First Known Use of boldface name

1986


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