Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
  • noun One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
  • noun Slang A stool pigeon.
  • intransitive verb To be a stooge or behave like one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who knowingly allows himself or herself to be used for another's profit; a dupe.
  • noun comedy A straight man
  • noun A secret informant for police.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person of unquestioning obedience
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
  • verb act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner
  • verb cruise in slow or routine flights
  • verb act as the stooge

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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