straight man


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straight man

n.
The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian, who then makes witty replies.

straight man

n
(Theatre) a subsidiary actor who acts as stooge to a comedian

straight′ man`


n.
an entertainer who plays the part of a foil for a comic partner.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straight man - a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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