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SMEE (smee)

Captain Hook’s sidekick

Common clues: Hook's sidekick; "Peter Pan" pirate; Barrie baddie; Hook’s helper; Fictional pirate; Neverland pirate; Jolly Roger mate; Inept fictional underling

Crossword puzzle frequency: 9 times a year

Frequency in English language: 41194 / 86800

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Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that. ~ J. M. Barrie

Smee is a fictional character in the Peter Pan mythos. He is Captain Hook's right-hand man (so to speak) and bo'sun in J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan and the novel Peter and Wendy. He seems an oddly genial man for a pirate — Barrie describes him as "a man who stabbed without offence" — and is shown in the multiple movies as a rather stupidly entertaining man interested in loot rather than Hook's more evil pleasures. Loyal to Hook and enjoying his life as a pirate, he still manages to appear more as a child's trouble-causing uncle than a genuinely bad man.

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