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

 

personage

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːsənɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrsənɪdʒ//
 
(formal)
 
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an important or famous person a royal personage Word Origin late 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.
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