clowning


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clown·ing

 (klou′nĭng)
n.

[So called because some krumpers wear clown makeup and attire while performing.]

clowning

(ˈklaʊnɪŋ)
n
clownish behaviour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clowning - acting like a clown or buffoonclowning - acting like a clown or buffoon  
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"
2.clowning - a comic incident or series of incidents
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
Translations

clowning

[ˈklaʊnɪŋ] Npayasadas fpl

clowning

[ˈklaʊnɪŋ] n (= fooling around) → pitreries fpl

clowning

[ˈklaʊnɪŋ] npagliacciate fpl, buffonate fpl
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