matinée idol

matinée idol
A star of movies typically shown in the early afternoon; used primarily in the 1940s-1960s.

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  • matinée idol — matinée .idol [ US ..ˈ. ˌ..] n old fashioned an actor who is very popular with women …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • matinee idol — noun count OLD FASHIONED a popular male movie actor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • matinee idol — n. an actor whose looks and manner make him popular with women theatergoers …   English World dictionary

  • Matinee idol — For the 1933 film, see Matinee Idol (film). For the boxer nicknamed Matinee Idol , see Bobby Czyz Matinée idol is a term used mainly to describe film or theatre stars who are adored to the point of adulation by their fans. The term almost… …   Wikipedia

  • matinee idol — noun someone who is adored blindly and excessively • Syn: ↑idol • Derivationally related forms: ↑idolize (for: ↑idol), ↑idolise (for: ↑idol) …   Useful english dictionary

  • matinee idol — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms matinee idol : singular matinee idol plural matinee idols old fashioned a popular male film actor …   English dictionary

  • Matinee idol —    A term applied to handsome leading men who attracted large audiences of women to matinee performances of popular melodramas and comedies, it also applied to motion picture actors. In the case of matinee idol John Barrymore, for example, the… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Matinee Idol (film) — Matinee Idol is a 1933 British crime film directed by George King and starring Camilla Horn, Miles Mander and Marguerite Allan.[1] A young actress is suspected of murder when a matinee idol she had prevented seducing her sister is found dead.… …   Wikipedia

  • matinee idol — /ˈmætəneɪ aɪdəl/ (say matuhnay uyduhl) noun the handsome and romantic hero of a movie such as might once have appealed to the largely female cinema audiences of matinee sessions …  

  • matinee idol — Synonyms and related words: Roscius, actor, actress, antagonist, bad guy, barnstormer, character, character actor, character man, character woman, child actor, cosset, darling, diseur, diseuse, dramatizer, favorite, feeder, foil, fondling, heavy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • matinee idol — noun Date: 1902 a handsome male performer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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