AskDefine | Define stooge

Dictionary Definition



1 a person of unquestioning obedience [syn: flunky, flunkey, yes-man]
2 a victim of ridicule or pranks [syn: butt, goat, laughingstock]


1 cruise in slow or routine flights
2 act as the stooge; "His role was to stooge for the popular comedian"
3 act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner; "He stooged for the flamboyant Senator"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. One who knowingly allows himself or herself to be used for another's profit.
  2. In the context of "comedy": A straight man

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Extensive Definition

A stooge is generally defined as a person that is under the control of another. Being called a stooge is not a form of praise. Stooge can also sometimes be used to mean "Idiot".
Stooge may also refer to:

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