type-cast

[tahyp-kast, -kahst] Printing.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), type-cast, type-casting.
1.
to cast (type).
adjective
2.
(of text to be printed) having the type already cast.

Origin:
1875–80

type-caster, noun
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typecast

[tahyp-kast, -kahst]
verb (used with object), typecast, typecasting. Theater.
1.
to cast (a performer) in a role that requires characteristics of physique, manner, personality, etc., similar to those possessed by the performer.
2.
to cast (a performer) repeatedly in a kind of role closely patterned after that of the actor's previous successes.
3.
to stereotype: He realizes now he's been typecast as an executive errand boy.

Origin:
1930–35; type + cast

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typecast (ˈtaɪpˌkɑːst)
 
vb , -casts, -casting, -cast
(tr) to cast (an actor) in the same kind of role continually, esp because of his physical appearance or previous success in such roles
 
'typecaster
 
n

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Example sentences
Having typecast her as a firecracker, one feels all the more the poignancy of her coming home from the hospital a month or so ago.
If he were not, it would be easy to typecast him as a lefty tree-hugger.
For the first two decades of his film career, he was typecast as a tough guy in a succession of supporting roles.
There are some clubs that may typecast you for the rest of your high or middle school years.
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