stand-in

noun \ ˈstand-ˌin \

Definition of stand-in

1 : someone employed to occupy an actor's place while lights and camera are readied

First Known Use of stand-in

circa 1928

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stand in

verb

Definition of stand in

: to act as a stand-in
stand in with
: to be in a specially favored position with

Examples of stand in in a Sentence

  1. she will be standing in for the regular teacher for a week

First Known Use of stand in

1904

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of stand-in for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that takes the place of someone or something else for a period of time


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