gagman

noun
gag·​man | \ˈgag-ˌman \

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

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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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The first known use of gagman was in 1928

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