- 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.
- (modern mythology) A monster resembling a circus clown.
- In w:Stephen King, Stephen King's book It, and in the movie "Killer Klowns from Outer Space", clowns terrorize small towns.
- Dutch: De clown
- French: bouffon
- German: Trottel
- Italian: buffone
- Spanish: payaso , payasa
(trans-top, person acting in a silly fashion)
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