Merry-andrew



[mer-ee-an-droo] /ˌmɛr iˈæn dru/

noun
1.
a clown; buffoon.
noun
1.
a joker, clown, or buffoon
n.

“a buffoon; a zany; a jack-pudding” [Johnson], originally “mountebank’s assistant,” 1670s, from merry + masc. proper name Andrew, but there is no certain identification with an individual.

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