- Obs. 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 of clownfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Scand, as in Icelandic klunni, clumsy person
- to perform as a clown
- to play practical jokes, act silly, etc.