walk-on

noun

1
: a minor part (as in a dramatic production)
also : an actor having such a part
2
: a college athlete who tries out for an athletic team without having been recruited or offered a scholarship

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of walk-on was in 1902

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“Walk-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk-on. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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