Definition of personage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənɪdʒ//
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an important or famous person a royal personage Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, reinforced by medieval Latin personagium ‘effigy’. In early use the word was qualified by words such as honourable, eminent, but since the 19th cent. the notion “significant, notable” has been implied in the word itself.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: personage