What does clown mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clown, buffoon(noun)

    a rude or vulgar fool

  2. clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew(verb)

    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

  3. clown, clown around, antic(verb)

    act as or like a clown

Wiktionary

  1. clown(Noun)

    A performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig and who performs slapstick.

  2. clown(Noun)

    A person who acts in a silly fashion.

  3. clown(Verb)

    To act in a silly fashion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clown(noun)

    a man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

  2. Clown(noun)

    one who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

  3. Clown(noun)

    the fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

  4. Clown(verb)

    to act as a clown; -- with it

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

Freebase

  1. Clown

    Clowns are comic performers stereotypically characterized by the bizarre image of the circus clown's colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, and red nose, which evolved to project their actions to large audiences. Other less bizarre styles have also developed, including theatre, television, and film clowns. Peter Berger writes that "It seems plausible that folly and fools, like religion and magic, meet some deeply rooted needs in human society". For this reason, clowning is often considered an important part of training as a physical performance discipline, partly because tricky subject matter can be dealt with, but also because it requires a high level of risk and play in the performer. The humour in clowning comes from the self-deprecating actions of the performer, rather than the audience laughing with the performer as is common with other forms of comedy. The term coulrophobia has been coined to describe those individuals who report a fear of clowns.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clown

    klown, n. a rustic or country-fellow: one with the rough manners of a countryman: an ill-bred fellow: a fool or buffoon.—ns. Clown′ery, a clown's performance; Clown′ing, acting the clown.—adj. Clown′ish, of or like a clown: coarse and awkward: rustic.—adv. Clown′ishly.—ns. Clown′ishness; Clown′ship. [Prob. conn. with Clod, and Clot.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clown in a Sentence

  1. Lee Rogers:

    I think everybody except for Trump is a complete clown.

  2. Rand Paul:

    I'm thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths, and how could anyone in my party think that this clown is fit to be president?

  3. Ben Garnham:

    I don’t blame the clown, what I was upset about was the way I was carried off. I was manhandled when I could have been seriously injured.

  4. Josh Holmes:

    For those asking, this is my response to West Virginia Roy Moore :' This clown is a walking, talking case study for the limitation of a prison's ability to rehabilitate,'.

  5. Vargas Llosa:

    He is a danger to the United States, it is a country that is too important for the rest of the world to have in the White House a clown, a demagogue and a racist like Mr Trump.

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