Second Fiddle Definition

noun
A secondary role.
American Heritage
The part played by the second violin section of an orchestra or by the second violin of a quartet, etc.
Webster's New World
One who plays a secondary role.
American Heritage
Second fiddle is a role played by an assistant or second-in-command to someone else.
An example of second fiddle is the Vice President who serves under and assists the President.
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Noun

Singular:
second fiddle
Plural:
second-fiddles

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