gagman

[gag-man]
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noun, plural gag·men.
  1. a person who writes comic material for public performers.
  2. a comedian who uses a patter of jokes and funny remarks.
Also gag·ster [gag-ster] /ˈgæg stər/.

Origin of gagman

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; gag2 + man1
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