clowning

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Verb[edit]

clowning

  1. present participle of clown

Noun[edit]

clowning (plural clownings)

  1. Clownish behaviour.
    • 1961, Lucille Iremonger, And his charming lady, page 205:
      The press took seriously all Shaw's provocative ambiguities and clownings, and Lady Astor was identified with his most outrageous actions and statements.