stand-in

noun
\ˈstand-ˌin \

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

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

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stand-in

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

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