re·​en·​act·​or | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈnak-tər How to pronounce reenactor (audio) \

Definition of reenactor

: a person who participates in reenactments of historical events

Examples of reenactor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within the community, there are also terms to designate what type of reenactor someone is perceived to be. Dina Gachman, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Oct. 2021 An obsessive reenactor of historical battles, Strelkov particularly enjoyed the Russian Civil War, often playing an anticommunist White Guard officer. Sophie Pinkham, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021 Director Femi Oyeniran got to be involved both behind the camera and as a reenactor. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 6 Apr. 2021 His right-hand woman in mask compliance is Cathy Roberts, a fellow reenactor who’s also an animal advocate and military veteran. Dallas News, 1 Apr. 2021 His right-hand woman in mask compliance is Cathy Roberts, a fellow reenactor, plus an animal advocate and military veteran. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 Trump went as its tragicomic reenactor, treating his audience to a performance that rhymed with many of the country’s darkest moments. Brett Rosenberg, The New Republic, 22 Oct. 2020 The 64-year-old retired mechanic and Civil War reenactor bemoaned the divisiveness of the country. Daniela Altimari,, 17 Sep. 2020 But the reenactment will end with the reenactors gathering in New Orleans' Congo Square where slaves used to gather on Sundays. NBC News, 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of reenactor

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Reenactor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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