What is another word for matinee idol?

Pronunciation: [mˈatənˌe͡ɪ ˈa͡ɪdə͡l] (IPA)

A matinee idol is a term used to describe a male actor who is popularly admired, especially by women, for his good looks, charm, and talent. However, there are several other synonyms for this term which can be used in different contexts, including heartthrob, leading man, romantic lead, male star, screen idol, and the list goes on. These words all point to the same idea - a dreamy and captivating male figure who is idolized by many, and who commands the attention of the crowd. Such idols have always been an integral part of popular culture, and will continue to hold an important place in the hearts of many fans for years to come.

What are the hypernyms for Matinee idol?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for matinee idol (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Matinee idol?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Famous quotes with Matinee idol

  • If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration.
    Robert Moses
  • Here is how my father appeared to me as a boy. He came from a race of giants and demi-gods from a mythical land known as Chicago. He married the most beautiful girl ever to come crawling out of the poor and lowborn south, and there were times when I thought we were being raised by Zeus and Athena. After Happy Hour my father would drive his car home at a hundred miles an hour to see his wife and seven children. He would get out of his car, a strapping flight jacketed matinee idol, and walk toward his house, his knuckles dragging along the ground, his shoes stepping on and killing small animals in his slouching amble toward the home place. My sister, Carol, stationed at the door, would call out, "Godzilla's home!" and we seven children would scamper toward the door to watch his entry. The door would be flung open and the strongest Marine aviator on earth would shout, "Stand by for a fighter pilot!" He would then line his seven kids up against the wall and say, "Who's the greatest of them all?" "You are, O Great Santini, you are." "Who knows all, sees all, and hears all?" "You do, O Great Santini, you do." We were not in the middle of a normal childhood, yet none of us were sure since it was the only childhood we would ever have. For all we knew other men were coming home and shouting to their families, "Stand by for a pharmacist," or "Stand by for a chiropractor".
    Pat Conroy

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