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.
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First Known Use of starstruck

1938, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Starstruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of starstruck

: feeling or showing great interest in and admiration for famous people

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