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
Examples of stooge
a gangster and his stooges
He's just a stooge for the oil industry.
Origin of stooge
First Known Use: 1913
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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