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Noun: second fiddle  'se-kund 'fi-d(u)l
  1. Someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
    - second banana
  2. A secondary role or function
    "he hated to play second fiddle to anyone"

Derived forms: second fiddles

Type of: foot soldier, function, office, part, role, subordinate, subsidiary, underling, understrapper

Encyclopedia: Second fiddle