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stooge

1. A comedian who allows him or herself to be the object of another's jokes, ridicule, or slapstick. I don't mind playing the stooge, so long as the audience laughs. But I am a little sick of all these pies in my face!
2. Someone who is manipulated or paid to do the bidding of a higher power or authority. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The inspector was suspected of being nothing but a stooge of the company after he submitted positive reports that ignored serious safety issues.
3. A criminal who is paid as a police informant. The term is a portmanteau of "stool pigeon," which originates from a hunting decoy involving a fake pigeon fastened to a stool in order to lure other birds for hunters. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I'd say he was probably killed by the gang. It had become well known that he was a stooge for the police for the last few years.

stooge

(studʒ)
1. n. someone’s pawn; someone controlled or maneuvered by someone else. The guy’s a stooge for the mob’s Mr. Gutman. Ignore him.
2. in. to work as someone’s underling; to serve as someone’s pawn. You will do what I tell you, and if it’s stooging you will do it, and you will smile and say thank you.
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Larry's probably the only Stooge that you would actually invite over for dinner, but I wouldn't recommend getting out the good china.
He s working on some ideas that the Ashetons cooked up shortly before Ron s death -- including one song about the Three Stooges -- while Williamson, who has resumed his music career after retiring from an executive position with Sony Electronics, "is already on me like a greased cat.
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Hills gave odds of 20-1 on him being a stooge - and 100-1 on the whole show being faked.
Pink Sheets: MUMI) President Kenneth Eade announced today that the company has recovered masters for two years worth of Three Stooges Cartoons, on which copyrights were assigned to the company in 1987.
On our book tour we stopped in Chicago where Mousie was honored during a Stooge film festival,'' he said.
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Los Angeles): Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Jeff Chandler, Michael Landon, makeup giant Max Factor, Lorne Greene, Vic Morrow and the main Stooge, Moe Howard.
announced a new license with Photorealism and Doug Bloodworth for The Three Stooges fine artwork.
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