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Noun
A comic entertainer, especially one wearing a colorful costume and exaggerated make-up
“The modern child, not yet fully disenchanted, still living in a mysterious world, is able to enjoy the enchanting performance of the circus clown.”
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A playful, funny, and typically extroverted person
“He resorts to being the class clown to cover up for his difficulties.”
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A foolish or incompetent person
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“He has set himself up as the worst type of unprofessional clown playing the fool in public.”
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A person who behaves in an offensive manner
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“On a serious note, stay away from that clown. He's bad news. Trust me on that.”
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A person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
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An ignorant, rude, or unsophisticated person
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A public performer, especially of song or dance
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A person or thing that is scorned or made fun of
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An entertainer who performs spectacular gymnastic feats
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Someone who mocks or teases another
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An unusual or amusing person
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Verb
To behave in a comical or playful way
“But even at 18, he couldn't kill off an instinct to clown around like a child.”
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To engage in boisterous behavior, typically designed to attract attention
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To talk humorously or flippantly (about something or someone)
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