stuntwoman

noun

stunt·​wom·​an ˈstənt-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce stuntwoman (audio)
: a woman who doubles for an actress during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes

Examples of stuntwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to her acting roles, Inosanto is also a stuntwoman, a martial artist, and a director. Danny Horn, EW.com, 11 Aug. 2023 An actress and stuntwoman who featured in The Color Purple and Black Panther has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a hit-and-run incident in New York City. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2024 This seriously hindered opportunities for stuntwomen and performers of color, especially those just starting their careers. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 28 July 2023 Meet Tamiko Brownlee, the toughest stuntwoman and martial artist to ever grow up on the North Central side. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2023 Part of that is thanks to Kern, who is a stuntwoman on the field and adventurer off it. Tyler Tachman, The Indianapolis Star, 10 May 2023 After Holmes and her husband left the series to form their own production company in 1915, her stuntwoman became the star of the show. Elizabeth Weitzman, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Apr. 2023 The stuntwoman, who has doubled for Queen Latifah, Viola Davis, and Tiffany Haddish, among others, founded Stunt POC, an organisation advocating for stunt performers of colour. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2020 For their entire lives, the pair has supported each other creatively (younger sister Ria wants to be a stuntwoman, while older sister Lena goes to art school) and withstood their parents’ gentle concerns and the more overt judgment of their conservative community. Vulture, 3 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stuntwoman was in 1948

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“Stuntwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuntwoman. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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