Laughingstock vs Clown - What's the difference?

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Laughingstock is a related term of clown.


As nouns the difference between laughingstock and clown

is that laughingstock is while clown is clown.

laughingstock

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • clown

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia clown) (en noun)
  • A performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig and who performs slapstick.
  • A person who acts in a silly fashion.
  • (UK) A stupid person.
  • (obsolete) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.
  • (Sir Philip Sidney)
  • (obsolete) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.
  • * Cowper
  • The clown , the child of nature, without guile.

    Synonyms

    * (performance artist working in a circus) * (person who acts in a silly fashion) buffoon, fool

    Derived terms

    * clown doctor * clownfish * clownish

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act in a silly fashion.
  • Derived terms

    * clown about (British) * clown around

    See also

    * coulrophobia * jester * jackpudding ----