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type-cast

[tahyp-kast, -kahst] /ˈtaɪpˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
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
1875-1880
1875-80
Related forms
type-caster, noun

typecast

[tahyp-kast, -kahst] /ˈtaɪpˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
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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British Dictionary definitions for typecasting

typecast

/ˈtaɪpˌkɑːst/
verb -casts, -casting, -cast
1.
(transitive) to cast (an actor) in the same kind of role continually, esp because of his physical appearance or previous success in such roles
Derived Forms
typecaster, noun
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Word Origin and History for typecasting

typecast

also type-cast, with reference to actors, 1946 (adj. and v.), perhaps a deliberate pun on the verbal phrase in the print type founding sense (attested from 1847). See type (n.) + cast (v.).

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