Definition of Clowning

1. Noun. Acting like a clown or buffoon.

Exact synonyms: Buffoonery, Frivolity, Harlequinade, Japery, Prank
Generic synonyms: Craziness, Folly, Foolery, Indulgence, Lunacy, Tomfoolery
Specialized synonyms: Schtick, Schtik, Shtick, Shtik
Derivative terms: Clown, Frivolous



2. Noun. A comic incident or series of incidents.
Exact synonyms: Comedy, Drollery, Funniness
Generic synonyms: Fun, Play, Sport
Derivative terms: Clown, Comic, Comical, Funny

Definition of Clowning

1. Verb. (present participle of clown) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clowning

1. clown [v] - See also: clown

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clowning

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clowning (current term)
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Literary usage of Clowning

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1. My Lifetime by John Hollingshead (1895)
"... A thorough protectionist—A believer in finality—Vulgar clowning—Wright— Buckstone—Miss Woolgar — Madame Celeste—Paul Bedford— O'Smith—Frederick Yates. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1896)
"... the clowning is the natural, unavoidable clowning of the heavy man who essays to be funny, not the conventional clowning of the stage. ..."

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