Definition of stooge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stuːdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stuːdʒ//
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  1. 1(informal, usually disapproving) a person who is used by somebody to do things that are unpleasant or dishonest
  2. 2a performer in a show whose role is to appear silly so that the other performers can make jokes about him or her
  3. Word Originearly 20th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stooge