typecast

verb type·cast \ ˈtīp-ˌkast \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of typecast

typecast; typecasting
transitive verb
1 : to cast (an actor or actress) in a part calling for the same characteristics as those possessed by the performer
2 : to cast (an actor or actress) repeatedly in the same type of role
3 : stereotype 2

Examples of typecast in a Sentence

  1. Her television work typecast her as a helpless victim.

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First Known Use of typecast

1927


TYPECAST Defined for English Language Learners

typecast

verb

Definition of typecast for English Language Learners

  • : to always give (an actor or actress) the same kind of role : to cause people to think that (an actor or actress) should always play the same kind of role


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