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standee

[stan-dee] /stænˈdi/
noun
1.
a person who stands, as a passenger in a train, a spectator at a theater, etc., either because all the seats are taken or because standing room is cheaper than a seat.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; stand + -ee
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Examples from the web for standee
  • Each monster has its own colorful cardboard standee.
  • Once the lift is in level with the floor of the van, the standee should be instructed to move into the vehicle.
British Dictionary definitions for standee

standee

/stænˈdiː/
noun
1.
a person who stands, esp when there are no vacant seats
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Slang definitions & phrases for standee

stand

noun

A shop or store; a place of business: You can get it at the Brooks Brothers stand on Fifth Avenue (1787+)

verb
  1. To give or pay for as a treat: She stood him tea and muffins (1821+)
  2. To cost; SET someone BACK: The suit I got on stood me ten cents (1362+)
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one-night stand


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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