spear-carrier

noun

spear-car·​ri·​er ˈspir-ˌker-ē-ər How to pronounce spear-carrier (audio)
-ˌka-rē-
1
a
: a member of an opera chorus
b
: a bit actor in a play
2
: a person whose actions are of little significance or value in an event or organization

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of spear-carrier was in 1953

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“Spear-carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spear-carrier. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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