Share this entry

gagman Syllabification: gag·man
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaɡman/
(also gag man)

Definition of gagman in English:

noun

A writer or performer of gags.
Example sentences
  • He was an old-style rat-a-tat Henny Youngman style gagman, and you could just imagine him on a stage in the waning days of vaudeville wearing a suit with oversized plaid pattern, a gigantic daisy and big shoes.
  • What I hadn't realised is that Cryer, apart from being a consummate gagman, is a closet rocker.
  • This may have been, in part, due to the fact that he was honing his skills as a writer and gagman at the time.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources