an entertainer who feeds lines to the main comedian and usually serves as the butt of his or her jokes.
any underling, assistant, or accomplice.
verb (used without object), stooged, stooging.
to act as a stooge.

1910–15, Americanism; origin uncertain Unabridged
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stooge (stuːdʒ)
1.  an actor who feeds lines to a comedian or acts as his foil or butt
2.  slang someone who is taken advantage of by another
vb (foll by about or around)
3.  slang to act as a stooge
4.  slang (esp in the RAF) to fly or move about aimlessly
[C20: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1913, "stage assistant," of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of student (with the mispronunciation STOO-jent), in sense of "apprentice." Meaning "lackey, person used for another's purpose" first recorded 1937, perhaps influenced by the Three Stooges film comedy act, which had been appearing in
movies since 1930, starting as "Ted Healy and His Stooges."
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Example sentences
Two, if they had heard of him, they had heard he was a communist stooge.
But if they imagined him their stooge, they soon learned otherwise.
So the stooge in this case is me and not my clients.
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