- 1 • historical A mounted sentry positioned beyond an army’s outposts to observe the movements of the enemy.More example sentences
- For many of the campaigns of history sentries, or larger security parties constituting infantry pickets or cavalry vedettes, did not habitually fire on one another.
- 2A leading star of stage, screen, or television: he’s now a big-time TV vedetteMore example sentences
- A few exciting vedettes he has rubbed shoulders with nevertheless: Angela Bassett, Sly Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Ed Norton, James Caan.
- Hhe has been offered upwards of $200 for his all-access pass by teenagers eager to get up close and personal with some of their fave vedettes.
- Two exciting vedettes who regularly shop at his store: Michel Pagliaro and Bruno Pelletier.
late 17th century: from French, literally 'scout', from an alteration of southern Italian veletta, perhaps based on Spanish velar 'keep watch'.
More definitions of vedetteDefinition of vedette in:
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