—adj. ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
—n. 1. one who plays the clown or fool in order to amuse others.
2. a comically wild or eccentric person.
3. a secondary stock character in old comedies who mimicked his master.
4. a professional buffoon; clown.
5. a silly person; simpleton.
6. a slavish attendant or follower.