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costar

noun co·star \ ˈkō-ˌstär \
variants: or co-star
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of costar

plural costars or co-stars
: one of two or more main performers who star in a motion picture, play, etc.
  • … the star seems more relaxed and confident, and there's a bracing snap to the byplay between him and his costars.
  • —Mark Harris

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First Known Use of costar

1888

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costar

verb
variants: or co-star

Definition of costar

costarred or co-starred; costarring or co-starring
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to employ or present (someone) as one of two or more leading performers in a motion picture, play, etc.
  • Directed by Lasse Hallström … and costarring a fine ensemble …
  • —Leonora Langley
2 I : to appear with another star in a motion picture, play, etc.

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1896

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