star·dom | \ˈstär-dəm \

Definition of stardom 

: the status or position of a star

Examples of stardom in a Sentence

an actress who has achieved movie stardom

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Though lacking in name recognition, the 19-year old is on a path destined for stardom and fame. Owen Pence,, "The World Cup is getting hot. If you haven’t been watching, this will catch you up," 6 July 2018 And so here is Greg Hardy, after his ascent to NFL stardom and rapid fall. Robert Klemko,, "Greg Hardy, the UFC and the Limits of the Second Chance," 25 June 2018 Undrafted out of high school, Mize quickly rose to stardom and became highly coveted, dominating the Southeastern Conference the last two years. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "Tigers select RHP Casey Mize with No. 1 pick in MLB draft; Joey Bart to Giants," 4 June 2018 Ermey's performance in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film catapulted him to stardom and nomination for a Golden Globe Award. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "R. Lee Ermey, Kansas native and 'Full Metal Jacket' actor, dies at 74 | The Kansas City Star," 15 Apr. 2018 With more entertainers politicizing their popularity, The Hollywood Reporter examined the industry’s longstanding practice of merging stardom and politics. Deirdre Durkan, The Hollywood Reporter, "14 Hollywood Stars Who've Run for Political Office," 9 Apr. 2018 If that sounds like another late-blooming American goaltender who plied his trade in Europe before going on to NHL stardom and the Stanley Cup, Zapolski will take it. Stephen Whyno, The Seattle Times, "Masked mystery man Ryan Zapolski is best hope for US medal," 11 Feb. 2018 Wagner admitted that Wood's stardom and his own insecurities probably tore them apart. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water," 4 Feb. 2018 Indeed, the group occupied a strange position: Their collaborative working method opposed the idea of art stardom and individual authorship, yet they were embraced by the art market. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of stardom

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stardom was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of stardom

: the state of being a very famous performer

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