clownage

n.

"function or manners of a clown or jester," 1580s, from clown (n.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples of clownage

  • From jigging veins of rhyming mother-wits, And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay.

    A Study of Shakespeare

    Algernon Charles Swinburne