flunky vs stooge what difference

what is difference between flunky and stooge

English

Noun

flunky (plural flunkies)

  1. Alternative form of flunkey


English

Etymology

Perhaps an abbreviation of Russian студе́нт (studént) [stʊˈdʲent]; the original meaning was “stage assistant, actor who assists a comedian”. It may have been a Yiddish vaudeville term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stuːdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -uːdʒ

Noun

stooge (plural stooges)

  1. One who knowingly allows himself or herself to be used for another’s profit; a dupe.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:loyal follower
  2. (comedy) A straight man.
  3. A secret informant for police.
  4. (psychology) A confederate; a person who is secretly working for the researcher, unknown to the study participant.

Translations

Verb

stooge (third-person singular simple present stooges, present participle stooging, simple past and past participle stooged)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a straight man.

See also

  • claque

References

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