- A ludicrous, buffoonish character in old comedies who attempts feebly to mimic the tricks of the clown. (noun)
- A comical person given to extravagant or outlandish behavior. (noun)
- Ludicrously comical; clownish. (adjective)
- Comical because of incongruity or strangeness; bizarre. (adjective)
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