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/aʊˈɡuːst; ˈaʊˌɡʊst/
(often capital) a type of circus clown who usually wears battered ordinary clothes and is habitually maladroit or unlucky
Word Origin
C20: French, from German
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  • If he wasn't after me then he was after him; both meant trouble for auguste.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • I was working for you, auguste, in view of presenting you with a token of friendship.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Quenu asserted that no assistant in all Paris was auguste' equal as a pig-sticker.

  • From that time forward auguste was anxious that the "convict" should be arrested.

  • She was exasperated with auguste and the women who had put her in such a ridiculous position.

  • He gave his name as auguste Lessite, and believed he was born at Bourges.

  • Mme. auguste mixed a spoonful of brandy and water and made her take it.

    The Carpenter's Daughter Anna Bartlett Warner
  • "We are proud of our pond, which Mr. auguste Chouteau has made for us," she said.

  • I tell you, auguste, won't she make some hearts ache, one of these days?

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Then heavy steps were heard, and auguste reappeared with a gendarme.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre

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