noun, plural Pi·er·rots [pee-uh-rohz; French pye-roh] /ˌpi əˈroʊz; French pyɛˈroʊ/.
Origin of Pierrot
Related Words for pierrotfool, jester, mime, buffoon, comedian, comic, prankster, cut-up, madcap, harlequin, wag, ribald, jokester, punch, joker, mountebank, wit, zany, antic, humorist
Examples from the Web for pierrot
Contemporary Examples of pierrot
But she hits the mark more than she misses, e.g., a debauched rock star is described as looking like “a Pierrot gone bad.”J.K. Rowling’s Hardboiled Hoax
July 17, 2013
Historical Examples of pierrot
The whole company, pressing after Pierrot, abandoned itself to laughter.
"That is the delusion proper to Pierrot," said Pantaloon, contemptuously.
Violently he shook off the restraining hand of Pierrot who sat on his left.
After a tedious hour of expectation, Pierrot made his appearance.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
That was the genius of poets like Dowson, and pierrot was the master of them all.Adventures in the Arts
stock character in French pantomime, in English, "a buffoon," from French Pierrot, diminutive of Pierre; considered a typical name of a French peasant.