bit player


: a person who performs a very small role in a play or movie

Examples of bit player in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former bit player held his two copies close to his chest and paused before heading out the door. Jonathan M. Pitts, Baltimore Sun, 11 Aug. 2023 So if greenhouse gasses were little more than a bit player in the extreme warming of the Eemian, what was responsible? Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 21 July 2023 Immediately, Twitter users recognized him as the comedian bit player from Arrested Development and Anchorman. Vulture, 7 June 2023 The senior forward who started his college career as a bit player and ended it as the No. 8 scorer in the school’s storied basketball history announced his decision Thursday on social media as part of an all-inclusive farewell, thanking fans, teammates, coaches and trainers. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2023 Ultimately, Emoni was benched, injured and relegated to bit player last year when the Tigers reached the N.C.A.A tournament. Billy Witz, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2023 In a matter of 12 months, Taiwo has gone from bit player to first man off the bench to clutch playoff performer. Steve Reaven, Chicago Tribune, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Bit player.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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