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Definition 1: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for clown in the sense of this definition

(clown is a kind of ...) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

(... is a kind of clown ) a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

(... is a kind of clown ) a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

(... is a kind of clown ) a clown whose face is covered with white make-up

(... is a kind of clown ) a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

(... is an instance of clown) United States circus clown (1898-1979)

Definition 2: a rude or vulgar fool - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for clown in the sense of this definition

(clown is a kind of ...) a person who lacks good judgment

(... is an instance of clown) a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes

Definition 3: act as or like a clown - [verb of body]

Synonyms for clown in the sense of this definition

(clown is a kind of ...) act in a funny or teasing way

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