Definition of play-actor in English:

play-actor

noun

  • See play-act

    • ‘Clearly happy to live in some pantomime version of the distant Celtic past, these shabby play-actors only serve to give the concrete jungle a good name.’
    • ‘The diving play-actors, on whom referees have been instructed to clamp down, will draw scant consolation from that as they take an early bath.’
    • ‘Beyond this, we now find Prime Ministers who are unconscious play-actors, living out tragicomic careers as if for all the world they were indeed the authentic rulers of our time.’