noun \ˈstüj\

: 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

a :  one who plays a subordinate or compliant role to a principal
b :  puppet 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

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with STOOGE


intransitive verb

Definition of STOOGE

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

First Known Use of STOOGE



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