merry-andrew

noun, often capitalized M&A
mer·​ry-an·​drew | \ ˌmer-ē-ˈan-(ˌ)drü How to pronounce merry-andrew (audio) \

Definition of merry-andrew

: a person who clowns publicly

First Known Use of merry-andrew

1677, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for merry-andrew

merry + Andrew, proper name

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“Merry-andrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merry-andrew. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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