The definition of a clown is a jester, or a person who dresses in funny clothes and entertains at a party or in a circus with jokes and tricks, or a person who pretends to be foolish.(noun)
Clown means to perform tricks and jokes in a circus or at a party, or to act foolishly.(verb)
An example of clown is to throw pies at other people while wearing a funny costume and makeup.
See clown in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ? Scand, as in Ice klunni, clumsy person
See clown in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Of Scandinavian origin (akin to Icelandic klunni, clumsy person)
Origin: or of Low German origin.
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