from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A character in French pantomime, dressed in a floppy white outfit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of woman's basque cut low in the neck, but having sleeves, worn toward the close of the eighteenth century.
- n. A buffoon whose costume was white, or white with stripes, large and loose, and with very long sleeves: a popular character in masked balls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face
French, diminutive of the name Pierre, Peter, from Old French, from Latin Petrus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French Pierrot, diminutive of Pierre ("Peter") via diminutive suffix -ot. (Wiktionary)