body double


: a double who takes the place of an actor especially in scenes calling for nudity

Examples of body double in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One video shared this week suggested that Biden was in fact a body double. WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 This time, Charles’ long-time body double, Sazz (Jane Lynch), heads up to Charles’ apartment to grab a bottle of wine. Selome Hailu, Variety, 3 Oct. 2023 Case in point: on Bloodlines, another dog, named Rugby, was on hand to be Jellybean's body double. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Online conspiracy theorists are convinced that Senator John Fetterman has been replaced with a body double. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 19 Sep. 2023 However, surprise, surprise some of the responses continued to push the vaccine injury and body double narratives. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 Then, a very decent Jackman body double walks by in the background. Vulture, 10 July 2023 As far as the photo goes, Nevin indicated the Angels can save face by employing image editing and insert Ohtani’s head onto the body double, who was escorted off the field through the bullpen gate after the photo. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 This makes Trump the physical twin of Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker, also listed at 6-3, 215. Turns out Trump also could be a body double for San Diego Padres sluggers Manny Machado (6-3, 218) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (6-3, 217). Globe Staff,, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of body double was in 1981

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“Body double.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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