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Definition of "comedian" []

  • A professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs various other comic acts. (noun)
  • An actor in comedy. (noun)
  • A writer of comedy. (noun)
  • A person who amuses or tries to be amusing; a clown. (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.

Use "comedian" in a sentence
  • "Does Brian Stelter ponder why a comedian is the preeminent fact-checker of FOX News?"
  • "Dems nest in Maryland, where there's a Starbucks on every comer and a pistol is what they call comedian Mark Russell."
  • "Oh yeah, that's what we call a comedian these days."