Definition of thesp in English:

thesp

Line breaks: thesp
Pronunciation: /θɛsp
 
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noun

British informal
An actor or actress.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of thespian.

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