a substitute for a motion-picture star during the preparation of lighting, cameras, etc., or in dangerous scenes.
any substitute.

Origin of stand-in

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase stand in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for stand-in

alternate, double, proxy, backup, understudy, second, surrogate

Examples from the Web for stand-in

Contemporary Examples of stand-in

Historical Examples of stand-in

  • Say, young fella, have you got any stand-in with your noble red brothers?

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • I had the stand-in summon her on the office telephone, then I withdrew all vitality from it.

    The Calm Man

    Frank Belknap Long

  • He had been a trusty drill-master and, it was reported, had a 'stand-in' with the Meter.

  • “Clarice certainly has some stand-in with Dolly,” observed Anne.

  • Miles may not have a stand-in, but he's solid with the ranks!

    Frontier Ballads

    Joseph Mills Hanson