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superstar

[soo-per-stahr] /ˈsu pərˌstɑr/
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
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; super- + star
Related forms
superstardom, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superstars

superstar

/ˈsuːpəˌstɑː/
noun
1.
a popular singer, film star, etc, who is idolized by fans and elevated to a position of importance in the entertainment industry
Derived Forms
superstardom, noun
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Word Origin and History for superstars

superstar

n.

1925, in the sports and entertainment sense, from super- + star (n.).

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