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, who then makes witty replies.
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- noun idiomatic A
memberof a teamof comic performerswho plays a supportingrole by helping to set up jokesand punch linesthrough engaging in preparatory dialogwith the principal comedian; a foilwho plays such a role in theatrical comedy.
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- noun a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
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