stooge

/studʒ / (say stoohj) Colloquial

noun
1. US an entertainer who feeds lines to a comedian and is often the object of the comedian's ridicule.
2. someone who acts on behalf of another, especially in an obsequious, corrupt, or secretive fashion.
verb (i) (stooged, stooging)
3. to act as a stooge.
{origin uncertain; ? alteration of student, students often being employed as stage hands}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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