• (America) IPA: /ˈʌndɚˌstʌdi/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʌndəˌstʌdi/

understudy (understudys, present participle iesing; past and past participle iesed)

  1. To study or know a role to such an extent as to be able to replace the normal performer when required.
  2. To act as an understudy (to someone).
  3. To act in a similar manner to some known person.
Translations Translations Noun

understudy (plural understudies)

  1. A performer who understudies; a standby.
    Synonyms: standby
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  • French: doublure
  • German: Einspringer
  • Italian: doppio
  • Russian: дублёр
  • Spanish: suplente

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