noun, often capitalized
au·​guste | \ ˈau̇gəst \
plural -s

Definition of auguste

: a circus clown who appears in white makeup and follows a chiefly slapstick routine

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First Known Use of auguste

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auguste

French, probably from German august, from the name August

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“Auguste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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