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stooge

noun [C] uk   us   /stuːdʒ/ disapproving
a person who is forced or paid by someone in authority to do an unpleasant or secret job for them: The newly appointed mayor is widely regarded as a government stooge. an actor in a funny show in the theatre or on television whose job is to allow the main actor to make him or her look silly
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