boldface name


Definition of boldface name

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Boldface name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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