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Jester vs. Clown

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Jesternoun

One who jests, jokes or mocks.

Clownnoun

A slapstick performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig.

Jesternoun

A person in colourful garb and fool's cap who amused a medieval and early modern royal or noble court.

Clownnoun

A person who acts in a silly fashion.

Jesternoun

A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.

‘This . . . was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.’; ‘Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear.’;

Clownnoun

A stupid person.

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Jesternoun

A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.

‘He ambled up and downWith shallow jesters.’;

Clownnoun

(obsolete) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.

Jesternoun

a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

Clownnoun

(obsolete) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl; a yokel.

Jesternoun

a professional joker or ‘fool’ at a medieval court, typically wearing a cap with bells on it and carrying a mock sceptre.

Clownverb

To act in a silly or playful fashion.

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Jesternoun

a person who habitually plays the fool.

Clownnoun

A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.

Jester

A jester, court jester, or fool, was historically an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain guests. Jesters were also itinerant performers who entertained common folk at fairs and town markets.

Clownnoun

One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.

‘The clown, the child of nature, without guile.’;

Clownnoun

The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.

‘The clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickle o'the sere.’;

Clownverb

To act as a clown; - with it.

‘Beshrew me, he clowns it properly indeed.’;

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Clownnoun

a rude or vulgar fool

Clownnoun

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Clownverb

act as or like a clown

Clownnoun

a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make-up

‘a circus clown’;

Clownnoun

a playful, extrovert person

‘Martin was always the class clown’;

Clownnoun

a foolish or incompetent person

‘we need a serious government, not a bunch of clowns’;

Clownnoun

an unsophisticated country person; a rustic.

Clownverb

behave in a comical or playful way

‘Harvey clowned around pretending to be a dog’;

Clown

A clown is a person who wears a unique makeup-face and flamboyant costume, performing comedy in a state of open-mindedness (by reversing folkway-norms) all while using physical comedy.

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