פּאַיאַץ

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Slavic language, probably either Russian пая́ц (pajác) or Polish pajac, both from Italian pagliaccio.

Noun[edit]

פּאַיאַץ (payatsm, plural פּאַיאַצן(payatsn)

  1. clown (a type of performer)
  2. (derogatory) clown, buffoon (a person who acts in a silly way)