gag·​man | \ ˈgag-ˌman How to pronounce gagman (audio) \

Definition of gagman

1 : a gag writer

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Examples of gagman in a Sentence

politicians with no talent for humor often hire gagmen to write jokes for them
Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, many New Yorker artists once relied on gagmen. Thomas Vinciguerra, WSJ, "‘The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons’ Review: Desert Island Delights," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of gagman

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gagman

gag entry 2 + man entry 1

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“Gagman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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