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Definition of "stooge" [stooge]

  • The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man. (noun)
  • One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet. (noun)
  • Slang A stool pigeon. (noun)
  • To be a stooge or behave like one. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stooge" in a sentence
  • "Khan says the way the U.S. can protect itself is to back a credible leadership in Pakistan, which is not perceived to be what he calls a "stooge.""
  • "And of course Obama, the neoliberal Dem corporate stooge, is also pro amnesty."
  • "Where James proves himself to be a good Republican stooge is that little bit hidden in the above post that acts as if everything were pre-ordained, and ignores the willful acts of sabotage undertaken by Reagan, Bush, Clinton (largely in the form of laws pushed by a Republican Congress), and Bush."