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


n., pl. -men.
1. a person who writes gags for comedians.
2. a comedian.
[1925–30, Amer.]
usage: See -man.
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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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