clown

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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clown (plural clowns)

  1. 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.
  2. A person who acts in a silly fashion.
  3. (UK) A stupid person.
  4. (obsolete) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Philip Sidney to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.
    • Cowper
      The clown, the child of nature, without guile.

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  • (performance artist working in a circus):
  • (person who acts in a silly fashion): buffoon, fool

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Verb[edit]

clown (third-person singular simple present clowns, present participle clowning, simple past and past participle clowned)

  1. To act in a silly fashion.

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French[edit]

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clown m (plural clowns)

  1. clown (performer)
  2. clown (person who acts in a comic way)

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

clown m (invariable)

  1. clown (artist)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English clown.

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clown m (plural clownes)

  1. clown (circus performance artist)

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clown c

  1. clown

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