\ˈthesp \

Definition of thesp 

: actor

Examples of thesp in a Sentence

a brawling actor who is in danger of becoming better known as a thug than as a thesp

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Legend is a multi-hyphenate musician, songwriter, actor and producer who has become active in television as a thesp and producer. Cynthia Littleton,, "John Legend to play title role in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert'," 19 Dec. 2017 Two of these, a jazz pianist named Seb (Ryan Gosling) and a thesp (as the trades would say) named Mia (Emma Stone), meet cute in a gigantic traffic jam that doubles as a song-and-dance extravaganza. A. O. Scott, New York Times, "Telluride Film Festival,," 5 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of thesp

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thesp

short for thespian

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The first known use of thesp was in 1962

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