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Iago

[ee-ah-goh]
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  1. the villain in Shakespeare's Othello.
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Iago

[(ee-ah-goh)]

The treacherous villain in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare. As adviser to Othello, a general of Venice, Iago lies to his master and eventually drives him to murder his wife.

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