co-star

costar

[n. koh-stahr; v. koh-stahr]
noun
1.
a performer, especially an actor or actress, who shares star billing with another.
2.
a performer whose status is slightly below that of a star.
verb (used without object), costarred, costarring.
3.
to share star billing with another performer.
4.
to receive billing of slightly less status than that of a star.
verb (used with object), costarred, costarring.
5.
to present (two or more actors) as having equal billing or prominence.
6.
to present as having slightly less status than that of a star.
Also, co-star.


Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; co- + star

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co-star
 
n
1.  an actor who shares star billing with another
 
vb (often foll by with) , -stars, -starring, -starred
2.  to share star billing (with another actor)
3.  (tr) to present as sharing top billing: the film co-starred Mae West and W. C. Fields

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co-star
1919 as a verb; 1926 as a noun, from co- + star (q.v.).
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