bit player

bit′ play`er
n.
tht sbz an actor having a small speaking part
Etymology: 1935–40

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bit player — bit .player n someone who is not important and who has little influence in a particular situation ▪ Although he was NRC chairman, Hervey was strictly a bit player in government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bit player — A bit player has a small or unimportant role in something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Bit player — A bit player is an actor who performs in theatrical works in minor roles either as a hobby or to earn a living.The term is also used for aspiring actors who have not yet broken into major (supporting or leading) roles.See also:*bit part… …   Wikipedia

  • bit player —    A bit player has a small or unimportant role in something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bit player —   A bit player has a small or unimportant role in something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • bit player — /ˈbɪt pleɪə/ (say bit playuh) noun Theatre an actor who usually plays bit parts …   Australian English dictionary

  • bit player — an actor having a very small speaking part in a play, motion picture, etc. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • bit player — noun a) an actor who has a minor role in a production. b) an insignificant or unimportant person (in a particular situation) …   Wiktionary

  • bit player — an actor having a very small speaking part in a play, motion picture, etc. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • player — [n1] person participating in sport amateur, athlete, champ, competitor, contestant, jock*, member, opponent, participant, pro, professional, rookie, sportsperson, superjock*, sweat*, team player; concept 366 Ant. fan, spectator player [n2] person …   New thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.