Synonyms of deputy in English:

deputy


See definition of deputy

noun

1‘he handed over his duties to his deputy’

SYNONYMS

second in command, second, number two, subordinate, junior, auxiliary, adjutant, lieutenant, subaltern, assistant, personal assistant, PA, aide, helper, right-hand man, henchman, underling

substitute, stand-in, fill-in, relief, understudy, supply

representative, surrogate, proxy, delegate, agent, spokesperson, ambassador, legate

Scottish depute

locum tenens

informal vice, girl Friday, man Friday, sidekick, locum, temp


adjective

1‘she brought in an old friend as deputy editor’

SYNONYMS

assistant

substitute, stand-in, acting, reserve, fill-in, caretaker, temporary, short-term, provisional, stopgap, surrogate, proxy, representative

pro tempore, ad interim

informal second-string

North American informal pinch-hitting

rare expediential