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English definition of “clown”

clown

noun [C]     /klaʊn/
A2 an entertainer who wears funny clothes, has a painted face, and makes people laugh by performing tricks and behaving in a silly wayCarnival, fairground and circusEntertainers in general someone who behaves in a silly way, often intentionallyStupid and silly people
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