Meaning of “clown” in the English Dictionary

"clown" in American English

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clownnoun [ C ]

us /klɑʊn/

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!

(Definition of “clown” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)