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stoogenoun [C]

uk   us   /stuːdʒ/ disapproving
a ​person who is ​forced or ​paid by someone in ​authority to do an ​unpleasant or ​secretjob for them: The ​newlyappointedmayor is ​widelyregarded as a ​government stooge. an ​actor in a ​funny show in the ​theatre or on ​television whose ​job is to ​allow the ​mainactor to make him or her ​looksilly
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