straight man

noun

Definition of straight man

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

1923

First Known Use of straight man

1923


STRAIGHT MAN Defined for English Language Learners

straight man

noun

Definition of straight man for English Language Learners

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


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