HyperDic: merry_andrew

English > 1 sense of the expression merry andrew:
NOUNperson merry andrew, clown, buffoon, goof, goofballa person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
English > merry andrew: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior.
Synonymsclown, buffoon, goof, goofball
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

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