end man


: a man at each end of the line of performers in a minstrel show who engages in comic repartee with the interlocutor

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of end man was in 1865

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“End man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20man. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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