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Clown vs Crone - What's the difference?

clown | crone |

As nouns the difference between clown and crone

is that clown is clown while crone is (wicca) one of the triune goddesses of the lady in wicca alongside the mother and maiden and representing an old woman.




(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.


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

    Derived terms

    * clown doctor * clownfish * clownish


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

    * clown about (British) * clown around

    See also

    * coulrophobia * jester * jackpudding ----




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An old woman.
  • * Dryden
  • But still the crone was constant to her note.
  • An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
  • An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
  • (obsolete) An old ewe.
  • (Tusser)
  • (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • A few old battered crones of office.
  • * Washington Irving
  • The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel which his master had given him.


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