verb (used with object), un·der·stud·ied, un·der·stud·y·ing.
verb (used without object), un·der·stud·ied, un·der·stud·y·ing.
noun, plural un·der·stud·ies.
Origin of understudy
Examples from the Web for under-study
My under-study looked troubled,—more troubled than I had ever seen him before.
And work pressed, and Flutter-Duck must under-study him in all her spare moments.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
In theatrical circles each principal performer is furnished with what is termed in the profession an under-study.
My under-study sighed, but he knew it was of no use to make any objections.
The rod dropped from the relaxed fingers of my under-study, and he stood blankly staring at me, and waiting for an explanation.