It was his custom when in banter to drop from English to his native brogue like a merry-andrew.
Herr Carovius was dancing like a Merry-Andrew around the door of his residence.
My very breath was arrested when I saw the merry-andrew you made of yourself.
"You are incorrigible, you merry-andrew" she said, brushing the curls from his forehead.
But this proves to be the note of Paillasse, a merry-andrew.
If I were to charge a battery, I'd only look like a merry-andrew after all; men will not respect what is only laughable.
Even the school-boys left the merry-andrew and came to gaze, with wide-open eyes, at this tall, strange-looking old man.
But his chief delight was in pursuing the profession of a juggler, mountebank, or merry-andrew, among the lowest rabble.
There was one called Merrylees, or more often Merry-Andrew, a great favourite with the students.
Why will your lordship trouble yourself with the squabbles of a merry-andrew and a quack doctor?