a comic who supports the leading comedian, often as a straight man, especially in burlesque or vaudeville.
any person who plays a secondary role or serves in a subsidiary capacity.
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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
Compare top banana.
Origin of second banana
First recorded in 1950–55
Words nearby second banana
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Idioms and Phrases with second banana
see under top banana.
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