Origin of merry-andrew
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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
The Merry-Andrew was the funniest creature—in salmon-coloured tights—turned head over heels, and said he came from Timbuctoo.
The worthy fellow soon became the jester and merry-andrew of the boatswain's mess, where a berth had been kept for him.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
But his chief delight was in pursuing the profession of a juggler, mountebank, or merry-andrew, among the lowest rabble.Curiosities of Human Nature|Anonymous
Even the school-boys left the merry-andrew and came to gaze, with wide-open eyes, at this tall, strange-looking old man.Biographical Stories|Nathaniel Hawthorne