Etymology
Advertisement

stand-in (n.)

"one who substitutes for another," 1928, from the verbal phrase, attested from 1904 in show business slang in the sense "to substitute, to fill the place of another," from stand (v.) + in (adv.).

updated on October 10, 2017

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of stand-in from WordNet

stand-in (n.)
someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);
the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
Synonyms: substitute / relief / reliever / backup / backup man / fill-in
From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.