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
Related Words for understudybackup, stand-in, sub, double, alternate, replacement, reserve, fill-in, successor, stand-by
Examples from the Web for understudy
Contemporary Examples of understudy
Some are now calling DSK's faux pas “a kiss of death” for Aubry as it makes her seem like no more than his understudy.DSK: the Fallout Continues
September 20, 2011
Since then the younger son, James, has stepped forward to understudy.News Corp. After Rupert
July 21, 2011
From Katie Holmes to Anne Hathaway, see our picks for her understudy.Prince William and Kate Middleton: The Movie
January 31, 2011
He booked his first audition for understudy in the Tony-award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie.Glee's New Villain
September 20, 2010
Historical Examples of understudy
But an understudy was to play her part that night and she had no excuse.The Christian
And the maid will leave us before the month is over and I shall be her understudy.The Gorgeous Girl
She's an understudy, and her principal might fall ill--or something.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
Then he turned, roaring: 'Vere is Miss Lawrence's understudy?Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
It will start in two minutes, and we shall see what the understudy can make of it.The Lowest Rung