Origin of walk-on
Examples from the Web for walk-on
From a walk-on for ‘Annie’ to an island for Linda McMahon, a few better uses for all of that money.What They Could Have Bought: Better Uses for Campaign Spending|Paula Froelich|November 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rebecca Dana landed a walk-on part as a lipstick lesbian in the Sex and the City 2.
Supe, walk-on, stock, musical comedy—Josie went through them all.Cheerful--By Request|Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for walk-on
- a small part in a play or theatrical entertainment, esp one without any lines
- (as modifier)a walk-on part
Word Origin and History for walk-on
"minor non-speaking role," 1902, theatrical slang. Meaning "actor who has such a part" is attested from 1946. The sports team sense is recorded from 1974.