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merry–andrew

play
noun, often capitalized M&A mer·ry–an·drew \ˌmer-ē-ˈan-(ˌ)drü\

Definition of merry–andrew

  1. :  a person who clowns publicly



Origin and Etymology of merry–andrew

merry + Andrew, proper name


First Known Use: 1677


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