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Definition of "clown" [clown]

  • A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation. (noun)
  • One who jokes and plays tricks. (noun)
  • A coarse, rude, vulgar person; a boor. (noun)
  • A peasant; a rustic. (noun)
  • To behave like a buffoon or jester. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clown" in a sentence
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