clown: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kloun), [key]
- a comic performer, as in a circus, theatrical production, or the like, who wears an outlandish costume and makeup and entertains by pantomiming common situations or actions in exaggerated or ridiculous fashion, by juggling or tumbling, etc.
- a person who acts like a clown; comedian; joker; buffoon; jester.
- a prankster; a practical joker.
- a coarse, ill-bred person; a boor.
- a peasant; rustic.
- to act like a clown.
- clown (Thesaurus)