- a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue.
- the man in the middle of the line of performers in a minstrel troupe, who acts as the announcer and banters with the end men.
- a person who questions; interrogator.
Origin of interlocutor
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Examples from the Web for interlocutor
So Eugene already had a leg up—an interlocutor could explain away any failed communication.The AI That Wasn’t: Why ‘Eugene Goostman’ Didn’t Pass the Turing Test
June 10, 2014
Or Andrew could be the novelist, the interlocutor the reader (and uncertain reviewer).The Brain Man: What is E. L. Doctorow Up to?
January 13, 2014
They might also be unwilling to work with the interlocutor picked by the government to lead the talks.Pakistan’s Drone Dilemma
May 30, 2013
It is what we say that really counts, and ATFP expresses the same message, no matter the language, medium or interlocutor.We Need to Talk
May 7, 2012
Who knows if my interlocutor spoke for the Saudi government.The Revolt in Syria Could Easily Spread to Other Middle East Countries
Kenneth M. Pollack
January 31, 2012
Ramiro looked at his interlocutor, as the mastiff may look at the lap dog.The Shame of Motley
Our man was probably misinformed as to who their interlocutor was.War from the Inside
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Almayer turned round and looked at his interlocutor steadily.Almayer's Folly
Alexander began looking at his interlocutor with surprise and annoyance.A Hungarian Nabob
The interlocutor was a stout Canadian and seemed gigantic to Jeanne.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
- a person who takes part in a conversation
- Also called: middleman the man in the centre of a troupe of minstrels who engages the others in talk or acts as announcer
- Scots law a decree by a judge
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Word Origin and History for interlocutor
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