Definitions

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

  • noun A clown or buffoon in Spanish comedies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A favorite.
  • noun A character in Spanish comedy, corresponding in many respects to the English clown.

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, amiable, clown, from Latin grātiōsus; see gracious.]

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