Charlie McCarthy

noun Charlie Mc·Car·thy \ -kȧ| |thi also |tē or |tē or -i \

Definition of Charlie McCarthy

plural Charlie McCarthys
:one under the complete domination of another often while enjoying apparent independence :stooge, yes-man, dummy
  • uses him as a Charlie McCarthy to prove that even a schoolboy can see through the fallacious arithmetic of the opposition
  • —Elmer Davis

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Origin and Etymology of charlie mccarthy

after Charlie McCarthy, ventriloquist's dummy made famous by Edgar Bergen born 1903 American ventriloquist & comedian


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