stooge

[ stooj ]
/ studʒ /

noun

an entertainer who feeds lines to the main comedian and usually serves as the butt of his or her jokes.
any underling, assistant, or accomplice.

verb (used without object), stooged, stoog·ing.

to act as a stooge.

Origin of stooge

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; origin uncertain
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stooge

/ (stuːdʒ) /

noun

an actor who feeds lines to a comedian or acts as his foil or butt
slang someone who is taken advantage of by another

verb (intr)

slang to act as a stooge
(foll by about or around) slang (esp in the RAF) to fly or move about aimlessly

Word Origin for stooge

C20: of unknown origin
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