gagman

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

Definition of gagman

1 : a gag writer

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 Bernabe caught the attention of Twitter gagman and Banana Capital founder Turner Novak, who’s made a name for himself by entwining industry analysis with creative memes on social media. Nina Wolpow, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Indeed, many New Yorker artists once relied on gagmen. Thomas Vinciguerra, WSJ, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gagman. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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