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straight man

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
In a comedy act between two men, the straight man is the more serious of the two who is often made to look stupid by his partner.
Translations of “straight man”
in Chinese (Traditional) (雙人喜劇表演中的)被戲弄的配角…
in Chinese (Simplified) (双人喜剧表演中的)捧哏,配角…
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