Merry-andrew meaning

mĕr'ē-ăn'dro͝o
A clown; a buffoon.
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A clown or buffoon.
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Alternative spelling of Merry Andrew.; clown; buffoon.
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(idiomatic) A person who clowns publicly; a buffoon; an entertainer's assistant.
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Origin of merry-andrew

  • merry the name Andrew
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Originally associated with a specific act at Bartholomew Fair; later said to have come from the name of Andrew Boorde.
    From Wiktionary