body double


noun

a person whose body is shown in a movie or TV show in substitution for a leading actor, especially in a nude scene.

Nearby words

  1. body check,
  2. body clock,
  3. body combat,
  4. body corporate,
  5. body count,
  6. body drop,
  7. body dysmorphic disorder,
  8. body english,
  9. body fluid,
  10. body horror

Origin of body double

1990–95

Also called double.

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British Dictionary definitions for body double

body double

noun

films a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face
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