: of a superior degree of excellence
a four-star French restaurant

Word History

Etymology

from the number of asterisks used to denote relative excellence in guidebooks

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-star was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near four-star

Cite this Entry

“Four-star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-star. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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