Meaning of “stooge” in the English Dictionary

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"stooge" in British English

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stoogenoun [ C ]

uk /stuːdʒ/ us /stuːdʒ/ disapproving

a person who is forced or paid by someone in authority to do an unpleasant or secret job for them:

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

(Definition of “stooge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)