superstar

[soo-per-stahr]
noun
1.
a person, as a performer or athlete, who enjoys wide recognition, is esteemed for exceptional talent, and is eagerly sought after for his or her services.
2.
any very prominent or successful person or thing.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; super- + star

superstardom, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To superstar
Collins
World English Dictionary
superstar (ˈsuːpəˌstɑː)
 
n
a popular singer, film star, etc, who is idolized by fans and elevated to a position of importance in the entertainment industry
 
'superstardom
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

superstar
1925, in the sports and entertainment sense, from super- + star.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The white-footed mouse isn't much to look at, but a new study suggests it may
  be a superstar when it comes to evolution.
He ordered the tests under a fake name, lest the genomics superstar get special
  treatment.
Nothing about her operation suggested a winemaking superstar.
It's harder to find another job unless you're a superstar.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature