straight man

noun

Definition of straight man

: a member of a comedy team who feeds lines to a partner who in turn replies with usually humorous quips

First Known Use of straight man

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straight man was in 1923

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“Straight man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20man. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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straight man

noun

English Language Learners Definition of straight man

: a member of a comedy team who says things that allow a partner to make jokes

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