star·​struck | \ ˈstär-ˌstrək How to pronounce starstruck (audio) \

Definition of starstruck

: particularly taken with celebrities (such as movie stars)

Examples of starstruck in a Sentence

She stared at him in starstruck awe. I know she's famous, but try not to act starstruck when you meet her.
Recent Examples on the Web In the unfocused sketch, Carmichael played an initially starstruck seat filler at the Academy Awards witnessing an erratic Smith (Chris Redd) unraveling. Amanda Wicks, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2022 In the And Just Like That premiere, documentarian Lisa Todd Wexler (Nicole Ari Parker) swans over to the table of a starstruck Charlotte (Kristin Davis). Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2022 Late in the episode, Bill is accosted by two starstruck drunks while helping Seth, Sol, and Charlie build the store. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 15 Dec. 2021 PBS Kids held a holiday puppet show to mark the festive occasion, and the children appeared starstruck at a performance by the Kraft Brothers. Libby Cathey, ABC News, 29 Nov. 2021 O’Connor, who has rubbed shoulders with Hollywood A-listers and never gets starstruck, almost chickened out. Tommie Ethington, Rolling Stone, 5 Nov. 2021 Rifkin is clearly not starstruck, though he is clearly wowed by having been able to interview Ringo Starr. Christopher Arnott,, 25 Oct. 2021 Gargis worked the first two camps as a counselor, and was as starstruck as many of the younger participants. Creg Stephenson |, al, 2 July 2021 One contestant even left the stoic Offerman a bit starstruck. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of starstruck

1938, in the meaning defined above

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16 Apr 2022

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“Starstruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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