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noun as in stupid, ignorant person

verb as in joke


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A talent who can rap, hit a falsetto, and isn’t afraid to be goofy on wax, Raj’s music and skills show why he is a powerful teacher and a class clown you need to add to your own playlist queue.

We made them look ridiculous by contrasting our joyous celebration of democracy with their clown show.

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One piece follows a waitress on the hunt for her missing daughter, another captures what happens when a drug dealer meets a lawyer and a clown at a bar.

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Mazel tov on your engagement, Hannah — your gift of a disembodied clown head on a plank will be in the mail soon.

I didn’t find a good hat, but I did happen to find one lot of 100 little disembodied, glummish clown heads — they looked so Loserly!

So many families come that Vargas has arranged for a clown to entertain the kids.

An 18-year-old man dressed as a clown mugged a pedestrian, striking him 30 times in the back and neck with an iron bar.

There have more recent reports of Wasco Clown inspired sightings from as far away as Fishers, Indiana.

The subtext of the clown is that life is a joke and can be snatched away at any moment.

There is something about a clown that stays with people: the bright colors, their tendency to be demonstrative.

Wheeler and Smith formed a junction, and moved clown upon the abandoned post of Budhawal.

He must have fallen asleep again, for, when he opened his eyes, there was the clown at the foot of his bed making a face.

It was a singular fact about the clown that the slightest check seemed to take away all his brilliancy.

As he looked back, he could see the clown galloping round the corner and hear his yell of discovery.

Breakfast was over at last, and the clown took Tommy's arm and walked upstairs to the first floor with him.

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On this page you'll find 100 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clown, such as: buffoon, comedian, comic, fool, jester, and mime.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.