Pierrot

noun
Pier·rot | \ ˈpē-ə-ˌrō \

Definition of Pierrot 

: a stock comic character of old French pantomime usually having a whitened face and wearing loose white clothes

First Known Use of Pierrot

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pierrot

French, diminutive of Pierre Peter

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