play the clown

Definition of play the clown

  1. to try to make people laugh He was always playing the clown.

Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

clownplay
  1. :  farmer, countryman

    :  a rude ill-bred person :  boor

    :  a fool, jester, or comedian in an entertainment (such as a play)

  1. :  to act as or like a clown


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