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matinee idol

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Definition of matinee idol in English:

noun

informal , dated
A handsome actor admired for his good looks.
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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Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful