Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

straight man

See more synonyms for straight man on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. an entertainer who plays the part of a foil for a comic partner.
Show More

Origin of straight man

First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for straight man

sidekick, feed, foil, stooge, banana, feeder

Examples from the Web for straight man

Contemporary Examples of straight man


British Dictionary definitions for straight man

straight man

noun
  1. a subsidiary actor who acts as stooge to a comedian
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012