Definition of clown:
rotter, laughter, dope, rat, bumper car, scuzzball, crack up, be (always) good for a laugh, custard pie, fink, sleazebag, creep, vermin, maniac, bastard, rat fink, dog, harlequin, a figure of fun, droll, cad, tickle someone's fancy, chuff, snake, sleazeball, airhead, antic, buzzard, skunk, crumb, varmint, stinker, pierrot, cuckoo, cur, scum, cretin, jokester, quipster, crease up, good-time Charlie, hoop, scumbag, clown around, boor, slob, so-and-so, louse, bugger, twat, mime, ferris wheel, laughing stock, heel, merry-andrew, jackass, carousel, schmuck, high wire, reptile, crud, slimeball, toad, punchinello, give someone the giggles, pill, dirtbag, hound, farceur, swine, camp it up, lout, zany, sod, tickle, set off, stinkard, bounder, beast, bleeder, big wheel, churl, blighter, buffo, fool, mummer, sleaze, slime, Punch, dumb blond, bozo, numpty, break up, lump, flume, big top, bring the house down, goose, buffoon, goofball, fathead.
- bungler (part of speech: noun)
- humorist (part of speech: noun)
- "What Will He Do With It, Book 10.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox", David Cory.
- "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.