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straight mannoun [C usually singular]

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In a comedyact between two ​people, the ​straight man is the more ​serious of the two who is often made to ​lookstupid by his or her ​partner.
(Definition of straight man from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “straight man”
in Chinese (Simplified) (双人喜剧表演中的)捧哏,配角…
in Chinese (Traditional) (雙人喜劇表演中的)被戲弄的配角…
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