Synonyms for stooge

Grammar : Noun
Spell : stooj
Phonetic Transcription : studʒ

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Définition of stooge

Origin :
  • 1913, "stage assistant," of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of student (with the mispronunciation STOO-jent), in sense of "apprentice." Meaning "lackey, person used for another's purpose" first recorded 1937, perhaps influenced by the Three Stooges film comedy act, which had been appearing in movies since 1930, starting as "Ted Healy and His Stooges."
  • noun dupe
Example sentences :
  • They tried to tell people what Venus was like, and what lies Carlson and his stooge Jaimison were using for bait.
  • Extract from : « The Merchants of Venus » by A. H. Phelps
  • The papers said that the steel necktie worn by my stooge at the theatre had to be cut off by a water-cooled electric saw.
  • Extract from : « The Double Spy » by Dan T. Moore
  • If I'm half as good a stooge as I think I am, we'll be needing overcoats before we get back.
  • Extract from : « Queen of the Flaming Diamond » by Leroy Yerxa
  • If the contest was a part of the day's program, no spectator seemed willing to play "stooge" in this preliminary performance.
  • Extract from : « David Lannarck, Midget » by George S. Harney
  • And see how he managed to slide in that bit about corruption, right before his stooge handed him that bulletin?
  • Extract from : « Null-ABC » by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • His stooge, who had already risen with a prepared speech of seconding, simply gaped.
  • Extract from : « Null-ABC » by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

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