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noun

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

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Also called double .

Origin of body double

1990–95
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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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