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stand-in

noun

  1. A performer who takes the place of another (1938+)
  2. A substitute or proxy; a deputy: Naive Stingo, as stand-in for us (1937+)

[perhaps fr the use of a substitute to replace a performer during such tedious procedures as adjusting lights, arranging the stage or set, etc; perhaps also fr the earlier notion of a deputy or place-holder, literally a lieutenant, in French, ''a place-holder'']

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