Other forms: superstars

A superstar is someone who's either very famous or extremely good at what they do. Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth was the first person called a superstar in print, around 1920.

You might think of a superstar as a popular musician, like Taylor Swift, or maybe a famous actor or well-known athlete. It's true, Jackie Chan and LeBron James and Serena Williams all qualify as superstars, but if you're really good at what you do, you're a superstar too. If your brownies are the most delicious your family has ever tasted, you're a superstar baker.

Definitions of superstar
  1. noun
    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    synonyms: ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard
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    track star
    a star runner
    type of:
    expert, pundit
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully




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