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Idioms for double

Origin of double

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin duplus, equivalent to du(o) two + -plus -fold

OTHER WORDS FROM double

dou·ble·ness, noundou·bler, nounqua·si-dou·ble, adjectivequa·si-dou·b·ly, adverb

Definition for doubles (2 of 2)

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.
Also called double.

Origin of body double

1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for doubles (1 of 3)

doubles
/ (ˈdʌbəlz) /

noun

(functioning as plural)
  1. a game between two pairs of players, as in tennis, badminton, etc
  2. (as modifier)a doubles player

British Dictionary definitions for doubles (2 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for doubles (3 of 3)

Derived forms of double

doubleness, noundoubler, noun

Word Origin for double

C13: from Old French, from Latin duplus twofold, from duo two + -plus -fold
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Idioms and Phrases with doubles

double

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