- a clown; buffoon.
Origin of merry-andrew
Related Words for merry-andrewclown, fool, jester, mime, buffoon, comedian, comic, prankster, entertainer, humorist, actor, harlequin, joker, wag, zany, antic, bozo, cut-up, madcap, ribald
Examples from the Web for merry-andrew
Historical Examples of merry-andrew
It was his custom when in banter to drop from English to his native brogue like a merry-andrew.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
Herr Carovius was dancing like a Merry-Andrew around the door of his residence.The Goose Man
My very breath was arrested when I saw the merry-andrew you made of yourself.A Very Naughty Girl
L. T. Meade
"You are incorrigible, you merry-andrew" she said, brushing the curls from his forehead.The Northern Light
But this proves to be the note of Paillasse, a merry-andrew.
- a joker, clown, or buffoon