from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clown.


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  • To the first array of my clumperton antagonists this I answer — that my stile is no otherwise puft up, then any mans should be which writes with any spirite; and whom would not such a devine subject put a high ravishte spirite into?

    —Thomas Nashe, Pierce Penilesse his supplication to the diuell, 1592

    March 17, 2009

  • A clownish, clumsy lout.

    May 12, 2008