mega·star | \ˈme-gə-ˌstär \

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megastardom \-dəm \ noun

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even a cast of megastars couldn't keep the would-be blockbuster from fizzling at the box office

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That led to the alt-right claiming her as their queen and sparked a discussion about where the pop megastar’s politics really lie. Bijan Stephen, GQ, "The Defiant Anthems of Chvrches," 21 May 2018 For the next four years, a man who appeared destined to become one of the game’s megastars sank into obscurity. Jon Tayler,, "Matt Kemp Shed Weight, Ego and Injury to Thrive for the Club He Never Wanted to Leave," 4 July 2018 The next megastar is seemingly always looming for the Lakers. Marc Stein, New York Times, "LeBron James to the Lakers: There’s Much to Unpack Here," 2 July 2018 And that’s meant NBA players around the country have used the power of social media to recruit the megastar after arguably his greatest season ever. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "6 NBA players already recruiting LeBron James on social media," 11 June 2018 Salman Khan, the brooding Bollywood megastar, was accused of killing two blackbucks in 1998 outside a Bishnoi village near the city of Jodhpur. Shashank Bengali,, "This nature-loving sect in India dragged one of the world's biggest movie stars to court — and won," 17 May 2018 While many people had already made honorary videos and special collages for the late megastar, Hanson thought bigger. Marlisse Cepeda, Country Living, "This Retired Farmer Plowed Prince's Symbol Into His Field to Honor the Late Icon," 4 May 2016 Netflix has also been aggressive in its approach to poach network TV megastars like Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes, both of whom landed seven-figure contracts (though Murphy was noticeably granted a much higher sum)., "Netflix Beat HBO For Most Emmy Nominations For The First Time In 18 Years," 12 July 2018 Here's a look at the most famous fans for some of Kentucky's universities: Jennifer Lawrence, actress University of Louisville The 27-year-old megastar is a Louisville native, and famously cheered on the Cardinals at the KFC Yum Center back in 2014. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Who are the most famous college sports fans in Kentucky?," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of megastar

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of megastar

: a very famous and successful performer (such as an actor or an athlete)

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evasion of direct action or statement

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