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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Compare top banana.
Origin of second banana
First recorded in 1950–55
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Idioms and Phrases with second banana
see under top banana.
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