- a person or thing that fills in, as a substitute, replacement, or insertion: The company used a fill-in for workers on vacation.
- a brief, informative summary; a rundown.
Origin of fill-in
First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase fill in
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Related Words for fill-inunderstudy, temporary, sub, surrogate, standby, alternate, double, backup, replacement, temp, stand-in
Examples from the Web for fill-in
Contemporary Examples of fill-in
He guested as a lay preacher on the Hour of Power and dabbled in talk radio as a fill-in for Boortz.Pizza Guy for President!
January 13, 2011
Historical Examples of fill-in
The largest number of fill-in wefts occurs roughly at a point about a third up from the end.Chincha Plain-weave cloths
Lila M. O'Neale