merry-andrew

noun

mer·​ry-an·​drew ˌmer-ē-ˈan-(ˌ)drü How to pronounce merry-andrew (audio)
often capitalized M&A
: a person who clowns publicly

Word History

Etymology

merry + Andrew, proper name

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of merry-andrew was in 1677

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“Merry-andrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merry-andrew. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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