gold star

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Etymology[edit]

Gold +‎ star from the star shape of the award and its colour, representing the highest of three levels: gold, silver, bronze.

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gold star (plural gold stars)

  1. An award for outstanding achievement.
  2. (in compounds, US military) A relative of a U.S. soldier when the latter has been killed in action.
    a gold-star mother

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