Definition of understudy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌndəstʌdi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌndərstʌdi//
People in theatre
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(pl. understudies) understudy (to somebody) an actor who learns the part of another actor in a play so that they can play that part if necessary She worked as an understudy to Elaine Page. Wordfinderactor, audition, body double, cameo, cast, play, role, star, stuntman, understudy See related entries: People in theatre
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