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re-enactor

noun

a person who re-creates a character in an historical event, as a battle; a person who portrays an historical character as a pastime; also written re-enacter

Word Origin

1900

Usage Note

re-enact, v; re-enactment, n.

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n.

1965, agent noun from re-enact (v.). Specifically of one whose hobby or profession is to embody accurate historical presentation is in use by 1984, American English.

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