Pierrot

[ pee-uh-roh; French pye-roh ]
/ ˌpi əˈroʊ; French pyɛˈroʊ /

noun, plural Pi·er·rots [pee-uh-rohz; French pye-roh]. /ˌpi əˈroʊz; French pyɛˈroʊ/.

a male character in certain French pantomime, having a whitened face and wearing a loose, white, fancy costume.
(lowercase) an actor, masquerader, or buffoon so made up.

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Origin of Pierrot

1735–45; <French, diminutive of Pierre Peter
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British Dictionary definitions for Pierrot

Pierrot
/ (ˈpɪərəʊ, French pjɛro) /

noun

a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
(usually not capital) a clown or masquerader so made up
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