- a comic actor who assists a comedian by feeding him lines and by being the butt of jokes and pranks
- any person who acts as an underling or puppet of another: term of contempt
Origin of stooge; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Informal to be a stooge (for someone)
- The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
- One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
- Slang A stool pigeon.
intransitive verbstooged, stoog·ing, stoog·es
To be a stooge or behave like one.
Origin of stoogeOrigin unknown.