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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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But a Jew by definition could not possibly be as stupid, ignorant, or mindlessly violent as a gentile, which may be why Adam Sandler loved the Stooges and I couldn't stand them.
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.
That's where the Stooges get into the jalopy at the end of 'Termites of 1938' and blow up the car,'' said Pauley, pointing toward a Bostonian row house facade at the Warner Bros.
After a nationwide search by casting director Anissa Williams, The Stooge welcomed Actress Rheannon Slover to the cast this week to play the leading female role of Angela.
Hills gave odds of 20-1 on him being a stooge - and 100-1 on the whole show being faked.
On our book tour we stopped in Chicago where Mousie was honored during a Stooge film festival,'' he said.
We basically did it as a lark, and we just started hearing from people - police officers, lawyers, Stooge fan club members,'' said Tim Whitaker, the weekly's editor.
Citing nothing but anecdotal data and malicious speculation on the effects of the vaccine, the alarmist tact of these three stooges managed nothing but sow panic among the public,' De Lima said in a statement, referring to a VACC press conference.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 (ANI): The Islamic State has declared war on Taliban militants in Afghanistan as it called the latter "hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers".
ISLAMABAD -- Hurriyet leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and Nayeem Ahmad Khan have said that India and its stooges are pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall.
Caption: Top: Musician Iggy Pop (left) and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch at the early screening Gimme Danger, a documentary about 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Stooges.
Music artist Iggy Pop is to tell the history of the Stooges in a new book titled Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges - As Told by Iggy Pop, The Guardian news company revealed on Tuesday.
Highlights include a Three Stooges flick from 1947 and a 1970s documentary about Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe - where the country was determined to show it was flourishing after gaining independence from Britain.