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zany
  1. (obsolete) A fool or clown, especially one whose business on the stage is to imitate foolishly the actions of the principal clown.
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    1. “This character is attended by his zany, who is wearing a chequered harlequin outfit and is quacking or puffing his master's wares.”
      “He is the zany of his own fellowship, the confirmed eater of la Vache enragée, the half-educated person who could not scrape through a Surgeons' Hall examination in science, and who in literature made the blunder of sneering at Drayton.”
zaniness
  1. The state or condition of being zany.
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    1. “And how all this zaniness can convey such a thoughtful analysis of the sensitive subject is part of the novel's mystique.”
      “Yes, that's a lot of boilerplate sitcom zaniness, but the show frequently rises above the usual humdrum with sharp writing and great character work.”
      “However, their rat-a-tat zaniness is a function of the genre, evidenced by virtually everyone in a screwball movie.”
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