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matinée idol

noun
1.
a male actor, usually a leading man, idolized especially by female audiences.
Origin of matinée idol
1900-1905
1900-05
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matinée idol

noun
1.
(esp in the 1930s and 1940s) an actor popular as a romantic figure among women
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