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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

Nicholson Baker, Katie Kitamura, and This Week’s Hot Reads: July 30, 2012 Jimmy So July 29, 2012
Run, Sarah, Run! Michelle Goldberg July 22, 2009
Donald Trump is the Future of Conservatism? Justin Green March 5, 2013
Relax, Jets Fans. It’s Just Football Richard Just December 27, 2012
Hugo’s Faustian Bargain to Win Venezuela David Frum October 8, 2012

Historical Examples

Romola George Eliot
The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown

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


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