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clownnoun [C]

 us   /klɑʊn/
an entertainer who wears silly clothes and makes people laugh by performing tricks without speech infml A clown is also someone who behaves in a foolish or stupid way: The people running this school are a bunch of clowns.

clownverb [I]

 us   /klɑʊn/
to act silly: Stop clowning around and get serious!
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