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second gentleman

[ sek-uhnd jen-tl-muhn ]
/ ˈsɛk ənd ˈdʒɛn tl mən /
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noun, plural sec·ond gen·tle·men.

Often Second Gentleman . the husband of the U.S. vice president, or the husband of a current state or local official ranking immediately below the governor or mayor: America's first Second Gentleman.
Often Second Gentleman . the husband of the second-ranking government official of any country.

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Also Informal, sec·ond gent [sek-uhnd jent] /ˈsɛk ənd ˈdʒɛnt/ .

Origin of second gentleman

First recorded in 1980–85
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