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stooge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Performing
stoogestooge /stuːdΚ’/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 informalOBEY someone who is used by someone else to do something unpleasant, dishonest, or illegal – used to show disapproval2 APone of two performers in a comedy show, who the other performer makes jokes about and makes look stupid
Examples from the Corpus
stoogeβ€’ He accused her of being a stooge of the Tory Party.β€’ Even through quasi-delirium Jack recognized a Devane stooge.β€’ Like stooges, we accept in silence.β€’ It can be said he was addressing a captive audience ... of stooges.β€’ Others will divine whether the Martins were lucky hobbyists or party stooges.β€’ Community leaders in the area are widely regarded as police stooges.β€’ Kim was frequently regarded in the West as a Soviet stooge but this was erroneous.β€’ Nugent was supposed to be the stooge.β€’ The stooge who set up the question was a local Free Presbyterian elder!
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