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scareactor

noun; compounding
Actor for live horror entertainment, especially haunted houses.
 
Use of the term seems to be limited to aficionados of horror entertainment or those in the industry. This makes it nearly jargon, except that it is easily parsed by outsiders. The method of compounding is interesting, because the syllable structure of two distinct vowels following each other directly is not favored in English. I would expect a hyphen to be used, but the writer chose instead to directly compound the words by running them together.
Etymology : Compound of scare and actor
Source : “I was a scareactor for a local maze…” (https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/57xejr/haunted_house_actors_whats_is_the_funniest_thing/d8vs9ok retrieved 10/17/16)
Last modified: 2 December 2016


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