from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clown or buffoon in Spanish comedies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A favorite.
- n. A character in Spanish comedy, corresponding in many respects to the English clown.
Spanish, amiable, clown, from Latin grātiōsus; see gracious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)