matinee idol

noun

Definition of matinee idol

:a handsome male performer

First Known Use of matinee idol

1897


MATINEE IDOL Defined for English Language Learners

matinee idol

noun

Definition of matinee idol for English Language Learners

  • : a handsome male actor who is popular with women


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