Meaning of “straight man” in the English Dictionary

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"straight man" in British English

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straight mannoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈstreɪt ˌmæn/ us /ˈstreɪt ˌmæn/

In a comedy act between two people, the straight man is the more serious of the two who is often made to look stupid by his or her partner.

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