Comedian meaning

kə-mē'dē-ən
A professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs various other comic acts.
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An actor in comedy.
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A writer of comedy.
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A person who amuses or tries to be amusing; a clown.
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An actor who plays comic parts.
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An entertainer who tells jokes, sings comic songs, etc.
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A person who amuses others by behaving in a comic way.
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A writer of comedy.
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An entertainer who performs in a humorous manner, especially by telling jokes.
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(by extension) Any person who is characteristically humorous or amusing.
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Origin of comedian

  • French comédien player, comedian from comédie comedy from Medieval Latin cōmēdia comedy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French comédien, from comédie (“comedy”).
    From Wiktionary