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stooge

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noun \ˈstüj\

Simple Definition of stooge

  • : a weak or unimportant person who is controlled by a powerful person, organization, etc.

  • : a performer in a show who says and does foolish things that other performers make jokes about

Full Definition of stooge

  1. 1a :  one who plays a subordinate or compliant role to a principalb :  puppet 3

  2. 2 :  straight man

  3. 3 :  stool pigeon 1

Examples of stooge

  1. a gangster and his stooges

  2. He's just a stooge for the oil industry.



Origin of stooge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1913

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stooge

intransitive verb

Definition of stooge

stoogedstoog·ing

  1. :  to act as a stooge <congressmen who stooge for the oil and mineral interests — New Republic>



1939

First Known Use of stooge

1939


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