re·​en·​act·​or ˌrē-ə-ˈnak-tər How to pronounce reenactor (audio)
: a person who participates in reenactments of historical events

Examples of reenactor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main event, held Monday from 1 to 3 p.m., proceeds along Fairfax and Royal streets in the heart of Old Town and is filled with Revolutionary War reenactors, classic cars, marching bands, color guards, and floats representing local businesses and organizations. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 The trend gained popularity after Swedish Instagram user and Roman reenactor Arthur Hulu shared a Reels video on Aug. 19 that suggested women may not realize how often the thought crosses some men’s minds. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 9 Dec. 2023 Then, a Roman reenactor posed the question in a now-viral Instagram reel. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2023 The event also offers reenactor camps and historic sites that bring to life the experiences and stories of people from Northeast Ohio and the surrounding region during the 1860s. Megan Becka, cleveland, 10 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for reenactor 

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reenactor was in 1980

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“Reenactor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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