Pierrot

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Etymology[edit]

French Pierrot, diminutive of Pierre (Peter) via diminutive suffix -ot.

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Pierrot

  1. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit; a popular choice for a masquerade costume.
    • 1934, P. G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves:
      And he was attending that fancy-dress ball, mark you--not, like every other well-bred Englishman, as a Pierrot, but as Mephistopheles...
      "He said that the costume of Pierrot, while pleasing to the eye, lacked the authority of the Mephistopheles costume."

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of Pierre (Peter) via diminutive suffix +‎ -ot.

Proper noun[edit]

Pierrot m

  1. Diminutive of Pierre (Peter).
  2. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit.

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Proper noun[edit]

Pierrot m

  1. A male given name, equivalent of French Pierrot.

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