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gagman

[ gag-man ]
/ ˈgægˌmæn /
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noun, plural gag·men.

a person who writes comic material for public performers.
a comedian who uses a patter of jokes and funny remarks.

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also gag·ster [gag-ster]. /ˈgæg stər/.

Origin of gagman

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; gag2 + man
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