stooged

stooge

[stooj]
noun
1.
an entertainer who feeds lines to the main comedian and usually serves as the butt of his or her jokes.
2.
any underling, assistant, or accomplice.
verb (used without object), stooged, stooging.
3.
to act as a stooge.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; origin uncertain

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stooge (stuːdʒ)
 
n
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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stooge
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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