stand·​ee | \ stan-ˈdē How to pronounce standee (audio) \

Definition of standee

: a standing person : one who occupies standing room

Examples of standee in a Sentence

The audience of 3,000 included several hundred standees.
Recent Examples on the Web Sadiq’s visual wit is never more apparent, meanwhile, than in the image of Haider ferrying a giant cardboard standee of Biba across town on his moped: a trans woman literally larger than life, defiantly taking up space against the night sky. Guy Lodge, Variety, 10 June 2022 Its mascot is, after all a goofy, boggle-eyed llama alpaca (llama?) with a pronounced underbite; the animal also appears as an elaborate in-game standee denoting the first player. Tom Mendelsohn, Ars Technica, 14 July 2018 The Congress is undergoing a $69 million redevelopment that will transform it into a live music venue with a capacity of 4,000 standees. Blair Kamin,, 29 June 2018 Along the sides, every chair is full, and there’s a line of standees leaning against the walls. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 2018 But then there are streets, and streets serve not just drivers but also bicyclists on bikes, pedestrians on foot, café-sitters and jewelry-vendors and food-cart standees. Christopher Bonanos, Daily Intelligencer, 30 Mar. 2018 The plan also calls for removing seats from trains on the L line and the Times Square shuttle, again to make room for more standees, and for adding cars on lines like the C, which use platforms that can accommodate longer trains. James Barron, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2017 Maria Jimenez, who works at a day-care center in Manhattan, was troubled by the idea of fewer seats and more standees. James Barron, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2017 Lucasfilm's official Star Wars app will be updated with a new Find the Force button, and at 20,000 retailers worldwide Sept. 1 to 3, there will be standees and graphics with the logo featuring a silhouette of Daisy Ridley’s lightsaber-wielding Rey. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of standee

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standee was in 1856

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“Standee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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