Definition of straight man in English:
The person in a comedy duo who speaks lines that give a comedian the opportunity to make jokes.
- But comedy needs opposites, a straight man and a gagster.
- The team were very much a double act, but not one with a definite straight man or funny man.
- It's rough when an established comedic actor tries to become a straight man.
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