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stooge

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noun \ˈstüj\

Definition of stooge

  1. 1a :  one who plays a subordinate or compliant role to a principalb :  puppet 3

  2. 2 :  straight man

  3. 3 :  stool pigeon 1

Examples of stooge in a Sentence

  1. a gangster and his stooges

  2. He's just a stooge for the oil industry.

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Origin and Etymology of stooge

origin unknown

Other Performing Arts Terms


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stooge

verb

Definition of stooge

stooged

;

stooging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as a stooge congressmen who stooge for the oil and mineral interests — New Republic

First Known Use of stooge

1939


STOOGE Defined for English Language Learners

stooge

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noun

Definition of stooge for English Language Learners

  • : a weak or unimportant person who is controlled by a powerful person, organization, etc.

  • : a performer in a show who says and does foolish things that other performers make jokes about



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