clownery

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Etymology[edit]

clown +‎ -ery

Noun[edit]

clownery (uncountable)

  1. The behaviour of a clown; clownishness, tomfoolery.
    • 2009 May 9, Joshua Robinson, “Five-Run Inning Gives Mets Room for Errors”, New York Times:
      Defensive clownery by the Mets at certain points of the game ultimately cost the 22-year-old Niese his first major league win in eight months.

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