- (often capital) a type of circus clown who usually wears battered ordinary clothes and is habitually maladroit or unlucky
Word Origin for auguste
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Historical Examples of auguste
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
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.