Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A character in French pantomime, dressed in a floppy white outfit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A form of woman's basque cut low in the neck, but having sleeves, worn toward the close of the eighteenth century.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, diminutive of the name Pierre, Peter, from Old French, from Latin Petrus.]

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French Pierrot, diminutive of Pierre ("Peter") via diminutive suffix -ot.

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