personage

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noun per·son·age \ˈpərs-nij, ˈpər-sə-nij\

Definition of personage

  1. 1 :  a person of rank, note, or distinction; especially :  one distinguished for presence and personal power

  2. 2 :  a human individual :  person

  3. 3 :  a dramatic, fictional, or historical character; also :  impersonation

Examples of personage in a Sentence

  1. The premiere was attended by no less a personage than the president himself.

  2. these sci-fi conventions attract personages of every description

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First Known Use of personage

15th century


PERSONAGE Defined for English Language Learners

personage

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Definition of personage for English Language Learners

  • : an important or famous person


PERSONAGE Defined for Kids

personage

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noun per·son·age \ˈpər-sə-nij\

Definition of personage for Students

  1. :  an important or famous person



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