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yarb commented on the word merry andrew
My temper and conduct were quite altered. From a discreet, sober lad, I got to be a lively, heedless merry-andrew.- Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 3 ch. 5
September 13, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word merry andrew
"Or Mr. Merryman. The jack pudding, jester, or zany of a mountebank, usually dressed in a party-coloured coat."
September 5, 2008
sionnach commented on the word merry andrew
a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
October 28, 2007