escape artist


Definition of escape artist

: someone (such as a performer or criminal) unusually adept at escaping from confinement

Examples of escape artist in a Sentence

Harry Houdini became famous as an escape artist.
Recent Examples on the Web For a master escape artist like Johnson, this crisis shows all the signs of sticking around. Mark Landler,, 11 Jan. 2022 Goodwin's friend and fellow escape artist Jonathon Bryce also shared a tribute to his pal Saturday on Instagram. Glenn Garner,, 17 Oct. 2021 Jonathan Goodwin, a daredevil escape artist and contestant from NBC's America's Got Talent, was rushed to the hospital after a stunt went wrong Thursday during production on the show's Extreme spin-off. Nick Romano,, 15 Oct. 2021 The accident occurred during a show rehearsal Thursday night and involved escape artist Jonathan Goodwin. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 15 Oct. 2021 On fourth-and-2 from the LSU 24-yard line, and with Auburn trailing 13-0 late in the first half, Nix turned into a hybrid backyard gunslinger and Houdini-esque escape artist. Tom Green |, al, 3 Oct. 2021 Instead, the escape artist turned out to be a type of spitting cobra native to Africa. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 The four acts with the fewest votes – Gangstagrass (band); The Canine Stars (dog act); Matt Johnson (escape artist); and Sethward (comedian) – were eliminated. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2021 The first round of quarterfinalists included an array of talent, including comedian Kabir Singh, magician Dustin Tavella, Beyond Belief Dance Co., escape artist Matt Johnson and The Canine Stars animal act. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of escape artist

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of escape artist was in 1906

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16 Jan 2022

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“Escape artist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of escape artist

: a person (such as an entertainer) who is good at escaping


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