stand–in

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noun \ˈstand-ˌin\

Definition of stand–in

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

  2. 2 :  substitute

First Known Use of stand–in

circa 1928


STAND–IN Defined for English Language Learners

stand-in

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noun

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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