merry-andrew

  • 1 Merry Andrew — can mean: Merry andrew (clown) Merry Andrew (film), a musical comedy starring Danny Kaye and Pier Angeli This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link …

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  • 2 merry-andrew — a buffoon; a zany; a jack pudding [Johnson], originally mountebank s assistant, 1670s, from MERRY (Cf. merry) + masc. proper name ANDREW (Cf. Andrew), but there is no certain identification with an individual …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 merry-andrew — [mer′ē an′dro͞o΄] n. [ MERRY + ANDREW: orig. uncert.] a buffoon; clown …

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  • 4 Merry-andrew — Mer ry an drew (m[e^]r r[y^] [a^]n dr[udd]), n. One whose business is to make sport for others; a buffoon; a zany; especially, one who attends a mountebank or quack doctor. [1913 Webster] Note: This term is said to have originated from one Andrew …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 merry-andrew — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈan(ˌ)drü noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized M&A Etymology: merry (I) + the name Andrew : one that clowns publicly : buffoon, mountebank …

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  • 6 merry-andrew — noun Usage: often capitalized M&A Etymology: merry + Andrew, proper name Date: 1677 a person who clowns publicly …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 merry-andrew — /mer ee an drooh/, n. a clown; buffoon. [1665 75; MERRY + Andrew, generic use of the proper name] * * * …

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  • 8 Merry Andrew — noun A person who clowns publicly; a buffoon; an entertainers assistant. Instead, therefore, of answering my landlady, the puppet show man ran out to punish his Merry Andrew [...] …

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  • 9 merry-andrew — mer′ry an′drew [[t] ˈæn dru[/t]] n. a clown; buffoon • Etymology: 1665–75; merry+Andrew, generic use of the proper name …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 merry-andrew — merry an·drew …

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  • 11 merry-andrew — noun ; clown; buffoon …

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  • 12 merry andrew — mer·ry an·drew || merɪ‚ ændruː n. person who clowns around in public; person who amuses others by behaving in a ridiculous manner …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 merry andrew — noun archaic a clown or buffoon …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 merry-andrew — n. Buffoon, zany, harlequin, scaramouch, fool, mountebank, jester, droll, jack pudding, pickle herring …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 merry-andrew — n buffoon, clown, jester, fool, Ar haic. antic, zany, droll, jokester, Inf. stooge, wiseacre; comedian, funnyman, wit, wag, mime, mimic, panto mimist, mummer; goliard, gracioso, pantaloon; scaramouch, punchinello, pierrot, harlequin, punch;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 merry-andrew — /mɛri ˈændru/ (say meree androoh) noun Obsolete a clown; buffoon …

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  • 17 merry andrew — noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior • Syn: ↑clown, ↑buffoon, ↑goof, ↑goofball • Derivationally related forms: ↑goofy (for: ↑goof), ↑goof …

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  • 18 Merry Andrew (film) — Merry Andrew Original poster Directed by Michael Kidd Produced by …

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  • 19 Merry andrew (clown) — A merry andrew is a clown or buffoon[1] or mountebank s assistant[2]. The OED also mentions that Merryandrew can also be used as a verb meaning to play like a clown. Usages of the term merry andrew as a clown or buffoon The following passage from …

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  • 20 Andrew Boorde — or Borde (1490 ndash;April 1549) was an English traveller, physician and writer.Born at Boords Hill, Holms Dale, Sussex, he was educated at Oxford University, and was admitted a member of the Carthusian order while under age. In 1521 he was… …

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