second banana

noun

Definition of second banana

  1. :  a comedian who plays a supporting role to a top banana; broadly :  a person in a subservient position

1953

First Known Use of second banana

1953


SECOND BANANA Defined for English Language Learners

second banana

noun

Definition of second banana for English Language Learners

  • : a someone who is not as important or powerful as another person


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