body double

noun
Updated on: 7 Feb 2018

Definition of body double

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

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First Known Use of body double

1981


BODY DOUBLE Defined for English Language Learners

body double

noun

Definition of body double for English Language Learners

  • : a person who takes an actor's place in a movie or television show for certain scenes (such as sex scenes)


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