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starlet

[stahr-lit] /ˈstɑr lɪt/
noun
1.
a young actress promoted and publicized as a future star, especially in motion pictures.
2.
a small star or other heavenly body.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; star + -let
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British Dictionary definitions for starlet

starlet

/ˈstɑːlɪt/
noun
1.
a young and inexperienced actress who is projected as a potential star
2.
a small star
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Word Origin and History for starlet
n.

1830, "small star," from star (n.) + diminutive suffix -let. Meaning "promising young female performer" is from 1920.

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