Second Gentleman


variants or second gentleman
plural Second Gentlemen or second gentlemen
: the husband or male partner of a vice president or of a second in command of a country or jurisdiction
It will be Emhoff's first solo trip as the nation's first Second Gentleman, according to a White House official.Ryan Boetel
Other lawmakers offered their respects to Sicknick on Wednesday morning, and Vice President Kamala Harris came with second gentleman Doug Emhoff.Nicholas Wu et al.
Weber is also the Second Gentleman of Minnesota; he is the spouse of the state's lieutenant governor.Slate
Future Madame Presidents and Second Gentlemen are depending on you.Elissa Strauss

Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Second Gentleman was in 1976

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Cite this Entry

“Second Gentleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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