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headliner

[hed-lahy-ner] /ˈhɛdˌlaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star.
Origin of headliner
1890-1895
1890-95; headline + -er1
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headliner

/ˈhɛdˌlaɪnə/
noun
1.
a performer given prominent billing; star
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Word Origin and History for headliner
n.

1891, "one who writes newspaper headlines;" 1896 as "one who stars in a performance;" from headline + -er (1).

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headliner

noun

The main or chief performer; main attraction: She was the headliner last week at the Seven Seas (1896+ Show business)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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