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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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