Definition of “understudy” - English Dictionary

“understudy” in British English

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understudynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʌn.dəˌstʌd.i/ us /ˈʌn.dɚˌstʌd.i/

(Definition of “understudy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“understudy” in American English

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understudynoun [ C ]

us /ˈʌn·dərˌstʌd·i/

an actor or other performer who learns the parts of others in a play, opera, etc., so that he or she can replace them if necessary

(Definition of “understudy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)