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straight man


Simple Definition of straight man

  • : a member of a comedy team who says things that allow a partner to make jokes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of straight man

  1. :  a member of a comedy team who feeds lines to a partner who in turn replies with usually humorous quips

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