straight man


straight man

noun

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

Full Definition of STRAIGHT MAN

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

First Known Use of STRAIGHT MAN

1923

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