Definition of "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)
  • A comic entertainer, usually grotesquely costumed and made up, appearing in the circus (noun)

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.

  • Any performer who elicits an amused response (noun)
  • Someone who plays jokes or tricks (noun)
  • A person who acts in a comic or buffoon-like manner (noun)
  • A coarse clumsy rude person; boor (noun)
  • A countryman or rustic (noun)
  • To perform as a clown (verb)
  • To play jokes or tricks (verb)
  • To act foolishly (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "clown" in a sentence
  • "Whether this makes him a clown is a matter of interpretation."
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  • "This clown is an embarrassment to this country. will"