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clownery

[klou-nuh-ree] /ˈklaʊ nə ri/
noun, plural clowneries for 2.
1.
clownish behavior.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin of clownery
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; clown + -ery
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  • The clownery and pantaloonery of these pantomimes have clean passed out of my head.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • As to his father's ignorance and clownery, 'twas as good metall in the oare which wants excoriating and refineing.

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