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1. A man employed to write jokes or comedy routines, as for a professional entertainer or show.
2. A comedian who uses gags, especially a standup comedian.


n, pl -men
1. a person who writes gags for a comedian
2. US a comedian



also gag•ster


n., pl. -men.
1. a person who writes gags for comedians.
2. a comedian.
[1925–30, Amer.]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gagman - a comedian who uses gags
comedian, comic - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
2.gagman - someone who writes comic material for public performers
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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Turks came about through the collaboration of three internationally renown specialists Filiz Gagman, director of the Topkapi Museum, Nazan Older, director of the Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, and David Roxburgh, professor of Islamic art at Harvard University, and is sponsored by Aygaz, a leading company in the liquid petroleum sector in Turkey, Garanti Bank and Corus.
It was an old wish to show how a nomadic culture developed and achieved its goal of being a state,' says Dr Filiz Gagman of Istanbul's Topkapi Saray Museum.
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A gagman on a personal and professional bummer is the I anti-hero of a character study with just the right mix of laughs and soul-searching drama in "Roy Hollsdotter Live.
This wasn't completely true; part of what made Hope a terrific comic actor, as opposed to a radio gagman hauled in front of a camera, was his face--I mean his double takes, of course, which were almost a match for Jack Benny's, but also the inspired way he put his very features to work for him.
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So spuds sped Lynn from rock to comedy, and he's been Wales' premier gagman ever since.