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a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.
a person given to coarse or undignified joking.
Contemporary Examples

Hurricane Sandy’s Biggest Idiots: Jet Skiing on the Hudson & More (VIDEO) Kevin Fallon October 29, 2012

Historical Examples

Aladdin O’Brien Gouverneur Morris
The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
The Folly Of Eustace Robert S. Hichens
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66 John Lothrop Motley
Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais
My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. 2 Henry Hallam

a person who amuses others by ridiculous or odd behaviour, jokes, etc
a foolish person


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