verb (used without object), stooged, stoog·ing.
Origin of stooge
Examples from the Web for stooge
Other speakers suggested that Barack Obama himself had become a stooge of the Islamists, or possibly even a closet Muslim.Bachmann, Gaffney, and the GOP’s Anti-Muslim Culture of Conspiracy|Jonathan Kay|July 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is a perceived danger in hiring foreign firms, a fear of being seen as a Western stooge.
The papers said that the steel necktie worn by my stooge at the theatre had to be cut off by a water-cooled electric saw.The Double Spy|Dan T. Moore
His stooge, who had already risen with a prepared speech of seconding, simply gaped.
If the contest was a part of the day's program, no spectator seemed willing to play "stooge" in this preliminary performance.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
And see how he managed to slide in that bit about corruption, right before his stooge handed him that bulletin?
If I'm half as good a stooge as I think I am, we'll be needing overcoats before we get back.Queen of the Flaming Diamond|Leroy Yerxa
British Dictionary definitions for stooge
Word Origin for stooge
Word Origin and History for stooge
1913, "stage assistant," of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of student (with the mispronunciation STOO-jent), in sense of "apprentice." Meaning "lackey, person used for another's purpose" first recorded 1937, perhaps influenced by the Three Stooges film comedy act, which had been appearing in movies since 1930, starting as "Ted Healy and His Stooges."