Definition of stooge in English:


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Pronunciation: /stuːdʒ


  • 2A performer whose act involves being the butt of a comedian’s jokes: the stooge is offstage
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    • The cheeky glove puppet fox hosts a variety and sketch show format - a procession of comic stooges play straight man and second fiddle to his antics.
    • As the film progresses, a one-way process of the performance is firmly established, involving the humiliation of Judy as the stooge.


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  • 1 informal Move about aimlessly; drift or cruise: she stooged around in the bathroom for a while
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    • We stooged around for a while, treading air, then fired the burner, to give us a few hours of heat.
    • As Viola, she delivers the bard's verses with an uncommon fluency as she stooges across the stage.
    • Well, if you couldn't be there in person, celebrating England's triumph over their traditional cricketing foe while stooging around the Caribbean would take some beating.
  • 2Perform a role that involves being the butt of a comedian’s jokes: (as noun stooging) his accent became popular through his stooging for comedians


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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