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typecast (v.)

also type-cast, with reference to actors, 1937 (implied in typecasting), from type (n.) in the "general character" sense (perhaps a deliberate pun on the verbal phrase in the printing sense "to found types in molds," attested from 1847). See type (n.) + cast (v.).

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Definitions of typecast

typecast (v.)
cast repeatedly in the same kind of role;
typecast (v.)
identify as belonging to a certain type;
Synonyms: type
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