Etymology
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interlocutor (n.)

1510s, "one who speaks in a dialogue or conversation," agent noun from Latin interlocut-, past participle stem of interloqui "speak between; interrupt," from inter "between" (see inter-) + loqui "to speak" (from PIE root *tolkw- "to speak").

In minstrel shows, the name of a straight-man character (1870) who was the questioner of the end men. Related: Interlocutory. Fem. forms include interlocutress (1858), interlocutrix (1846), interlocutrice (1848).

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Definitions of interlocutor

interlocutor (n.)
the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk;
Synonyms: middleman
interlocutor (n.)
a person who takes part in a conversation;
Synonyms: conversational partner
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