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
- An example of a clown is a person who dresses in brightly-colored, floppy clothes and oversized shoes to entertain children by doing silly tricks.
- An example of a clown is a person who never takes anything seriously.
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Obsolete a peasant or farmer; rustic
- a clumsy, boorish, or incompetent person
- a performer who entertains, as in a circus, by antics, jokes, tricks, etc.; jester
- a person who constantly plays the fool, makes jokes, etc.; buffoon
Origin: < ? Scand, as in Ice klunni, clumsy person
- to perform as a clown
- to play practical jokes, act silly, etc.
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- a. A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation.b. One who jokes and plays tricks.
- A coarse, rude, vulgar person; a boor.
- A peasant; a rustic.
- To behave like a buffoon or jester.
- To perform as a buffoon or jester.
Origin: Of Scandinavian origin (akin to Icelandic klunni, clumsy person) or of Low German origin.
- clownˈish adjective
- clownˈish·ly adverb
- clownˈish·ness noun