Definition of matinee idol in English:

matinee idol

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noun

informal , dated
A handsome actor admired for his good looks.
More example sentences
  • Instead of fans going after the matinee idol, the actor himself went around to meet a lucky few.
  • He was more a matinee idol rather than an actor, and I have to admit his persona outstripped anyone on the screen in his day with the exception of Marlon Brando.
  • With sculpted features and a mop of dark hair, he became the star of his generation and something of a matinee idol.

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