HyperDic: clown

English > 3 senses of the word clown:
NOUNperson clown, buffoona rude or vulgar fool
person clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrewa person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
VERBbodyclown, clown around, anticact as or like a clown
clown > pronunciation
RhymesAllentown ... Youngstown: 56 rhymes with awn...
English > clown: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA rude or vulgar fool.
InstancesPantaloonA buffoon in modern pantomimes
Broaderfool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfoolA person who lacks good judgment
Spanishbufón, payaso, zoquete
Catalanbufó, pallasso
English > clown: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior.
Synonymsbuffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew
InstancesKelly, Emmett Kelly, Weary WillieUnited States circus clown (1898-1979)
NarrowerharlequinA clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
jester, fool, motley foolA professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
whitefaceA clown whose face is covered with white make-up
zanyA buffoon in one of the old comedies
Broadercomedian, comicA professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
Spanishbufón, clown, payasa, payaso
Catalanbufó, clown, pallasso
Verbsclownact as or like a clown
English > clown: 3 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningact as or like a clown.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsclown around, antic
Broaderjoke, jestAct in a funny or teasing way
Spanishhacer bufonadas, hacer el payaso, hacer payasadas, payasear
Nounsclowna person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
clowningacting like a clown or buffoon
clowninga comic incident or series of incidents

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