1. I〔役〕a supporting [secondary] role;〔人〕a supporting actor
    • 彼はその映画で脇役を務めた
    • He played a supporting [secondary] role in that film.
  1. II〔補佐する人〕
    • 彼は一生社長の脇役に徹した
    • He stayed in the background playing a secondary role to the president all his life.
    • もう脇役はこりごりだ
    • I won't take a backseat any longer./I don't want to play second fiddle any more.