clownery

[klou-nuh-ree]

Origin of clownery

First recorded in 1580–90; clown + -ery
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Examples from the Web for clownery

Historical Examples of clownery

  • 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.