Clown

Definition of Clown

Pronunciation: kloun
n.1.A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.
2.One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.
The clown, the child of nature, without guile.
- Cowper.
3.The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.
The clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickle o'the sere.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To act as a clown; - with it.
Beshrew me, he clowns it properly indeed.
- B. Jonson.

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