stand-in

noun
\ ˈstand-ˌin How to pronounce stand-in (audio) \

Definition of stand-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

stand in

verb
stood in; standing in; stands in

Definition of stand in (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

Examples of stand-in in a Sentence

Verb she will be standing in for the regular teacher for a week

First Known Use of stand-in

Noun

circa 1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stand-in was in 1904

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“Stand-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand-in. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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