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clown

noun

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1 a comically dressed performer (as at a circus) who entertains with playful tricks and ridiculous behavior
  • a clown wearing big floppy shoes and a red wig

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2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • you should stay away from that clown

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clown

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of clown (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of clown was in 1563

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“Clown.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clown. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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