clown car

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Etymology[edit]

From a comedy routine first invented by the Cole Brothers Circus during the 1950s.

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Noun[edit]

clown car (plural clown cars)

  1. (comedy) A popular circus clown routine whereby an implausibly large amount of clowns would climb into or out of a small car.
  2. (manufacturing) A bait-and-switch car.