straight man


noun

an entertainer who plays the part of a foil for a comic partner.

Origin of straight man

First recorded in 1925–30
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Related Words for straight man

sidekick, feed, foil, stooge, banana, feeder

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British Dictionary definitions for straight man

straight man

noun

a subsidiary actor who acts as stooge to a comedian
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