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 While Foster’s study of wormholes and her starstruck romance with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was a solid place to start, further films didn’t allow her character to grow alongside her superhero counterpart. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "How Marvel's Female Thor Can Finally Do Natalie Portman Justice," 22 July 2019 Describe your most starstruck moment: Meeting Michael Douglas after Fatal Attraction which was almost [a remake of] Fatal Attraction. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Estée Lauder’s Jane Hertzmark Hudis Believes Skin Care Is Self Care," 19 June 2018 On the other end, her starstruck husband quickly banged out some vintage Rodgers guitar licks on his own rig back home. August Brown,, "Nile Rodgers' influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future," 6 Apr. 2018 But suburban and city women were not so starstruck. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, "Meet Hillary Clinton's Inner Circle, the Queenmakers Who Won't Rest Until She's President," 16 Aug. 2016 And people seemed to be incredibly starstruck to see her in return. Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Margot Robbie Reveals Her Favorite 'I, Tonya' Scene and a "Surreal" Awards-Season Interaction," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of starstruck

1938, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2019

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“Starstruck.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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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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