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  • My temper and conduct were quite altered. From a discreet, sober lad, I got to be a lively, heedless merry-andrew.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 3 ch. 5

    September 13, 2008

  • "Or Mr. Merryman. The jack pudding, jester, or zany of a mountebank, usually dressed in a party-coloured coat."

    September 5, 2008

  • a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

    October 28, 2007