interlocutor[in′tər läk′yo̵̅o̅ tər, -yə-; for 2 often, -läk′ət ər]
- An example of an interlocutor is an official person involved in a conversation about a new traffic law.
- An example of an interlocutor a master of ceremonies at a minstrel show.
The definition of an interlocutor is a person officially involved in a conversation, or a performer in a minstrel show who performs with the beginning and end performers.
- a person taking part in a conversation or dialogue
- ☆ an entertainer in a minstrel show who serves as master of ceremonies and as a foil for the end men
Origin of interlocutor; from past participle of Classical Latin interloqui: see interlocution
- 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.
A noun-form of Latin interloquor (“speak between, issue an interlocutory decree”), from inter- + loquor (“speak”).