Meaning of Pierrot

Pi•er•rot

Pronunciation: (pē"u-rō' Fr. pye-rō'), [key]
— pl. -rots
  1. a male character in certain French pantomime, having a whitened face and wearing a loose, white, fancy costume.
  2. (l.c.) an actor, masquerader, or buffoon so made up.
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