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
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The three-minute video features the new deuteragonist, Spartan Locke, who’s going to be filling in for the Master Chief as the resident gun-with-a-camera-attached for parts of the game, which releases October 27.
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Origin and Etymology of deuteragonist
Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deuter- + agōnistēs combatant, actor — more at protagonist
First Known Use: 1855
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