deuteragonist


deu·ter·ag·o·nist

noun \ˌdü-tə-ˈra-gə-nist also ˌdyü-\

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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