from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian, who then makes witty replies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
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