clown (n.) Old form(s): Clowne
yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
AC V.ii.241[stage direction] Enter Guardsman and Clown with a basket
AYL V.i.10[Touchstone to himself, of William] It is meat and drink to me to see a clown
AYL V.i.46[Touchstone to William, of Audrey] Therefore, you clown, ... 'abandon the society of this female', or, clown, thou perishest
MND III.i.1.1[stage direction] Enter the clowns
Tit IV.iii.77.1[stage direction] Enter the Clown
WT III.iii.77[stage direction] Enter Clown
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