deputy

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dep‧u‧ty

Noun[change]

Singular
deputy

Plural
deputies

  1. (countable) A deputy is somebody one level down from another person. The deputy helps the other person or does that person's job sometimes.
    The sheriff posted a deputy to stay until they could get a better look in the morning.
    He was Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz.