Sunday, August 30, 2009
interlocutor noun [in-ter-LOK-yuh-ter] Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially.
Definitions for interlocutor
- Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially.
- The performer in a minstrel show who is placed midway between the end men and engages in banter with them.
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Citations for interlocutor
In the course of an hour, Mukasey cracked jokes, asked an interlocutor not to address him with the honorary title "General" and continued to field questions even after his media director moved to get up from the table.
Judge Richard Posner, of the appellate court in Chicago, has been the interlocutor for the contentious negotiations, which were raw with distrust on both sides, the sources said.
Origin of interlocutor
Interlocutor is from Latin interlocutus, variant of interloqui "interrupt," from inter- "between" and loqui "speak."