Definition of deuteragonist
1 : the actor taking the part of second importance in a classical Greek drama
2 : a person who serves as a foil to another
Origin of deuteragonist
Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deuter- + agōnistēs combatant, actor — more at protagonist
First Known Use: 1855
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