An actor or actress.
- Even the fact that the heroine is an ex-actor and the Washington bigwig she befriends a thwarted thesp gives the whole affair a cosy patina of showbusiness.
- By the end of the evening, however, they have thawed sufficiently to join with the amateur thesps in a rousing dance.
- The collection of veteran thesps may prove to be the chief pleasure of the production.
1960s: abbreviation of thespian.
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