Definition of Play-actor

1. Noun. An actor who travels around the country presenting plays.

Exact synonyms: Barnstormer, Playactor, Trouper
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Derivative terms: Playact



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Play-actor

plaudite
plauditory
plaudits
plauds
plausibilities
plausibility
plausible
plausible deniability
plausibleness
plausiblenesses
plausibly
plausive
plaw
play'd
play-actor (current term)
play-box
play-by-play
play-by-play announcer
play-by-play announcers
play-off
play-offs
play Cupid
play Nostradamus
play Old Harry
play a joke on
play a trick on
play along
play and playthings

Literary usage of Play-actor

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1. The New English by Thomas Laurence Kington-Oliphant (1886)
"There are the Romance words play-actor, coincide, coterie, a conversible woman, pass off wares ; here the off is new. NABOB (1772). The new Substantives are ..."

2. The Scottish and American Poems of James Kennedy by James Kennedy (1899)
"THE play-actor. ANG PETER was an unco loun, ... For sad an' sair it rack'd her, To think that weel-born bairn o' hers Would turn a waugh play-actor. ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"... avocation was that of a play-actor, and subsequently, as a successful one, a play-house owner. — (Bolt.) Sun, Nov. ..."

4. The New English by Thomas Laurence Kington-Oliphant (1886)
"There are the Romance words play-actor, coincide, coterie, a conversible woman, pass off wares ; here the off is new. NABOB (1772). The new Substantives are ..."

5. The Scottish and American Poems of James Kennedy by James Kennedy (1899)
"THE play-actor. ANG PETER was an unco loun, ... For sad an' sair it rack'd her, To think that weel-born bairn o' hers Would turn a waugh play-actor. ..."

6. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"... avocation was that of a play-actor, and subsequently, as a successful one, a play-house owner. — (Bolt.) Sun, Nov. ..."

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