Clown meaning

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To behave like a buffoon or jester.
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To perform as a clown.
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A performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig and who performs slapstick.
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A coarse, rude, vulgar person; a boor.
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(obs.) A peasant or farmer; rustic.
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A person who acts in a silly fashion.
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(UK) A stupid person.
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To act in a silly fashion.
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A clumsy, boorish, or incompetent person.
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A performer who entertains, as in a circus, by antics, jokes, tricks, etc.; jester.
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A person who constantly plays the fool, makes jokes, etc.; buffoon.
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To play practical jokes, act silly, etc.
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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.

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.

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Clown means to perform tricks and jokes in a circus or at a party, or to act foolishly.

An example of clown is to throw pies at other people while wearing a funny costume and makeup.

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To perform as a buffoon or jester.
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A peasant; a rustic.
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To krump, especially in clown makeup.
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Origin of clown

  • Of Scandinavian origin (akin to Icelandic klunni clumsy person) or of Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Likely from North Germanic, akin to Icelandic klunni (“klutz”) and Old Frisian klönne (“klutz”).

    From Wiktionary