noun, plural Pi·er·rots [pee-uh–rohz; French pye-roh] /ˌpi əˈroʊz; French pyɛˈroʊ/.
- a male character in certain French pantomime, having a whitened face and wearing a loose, white, fancy costume.
- (lowercase) an actor, masquerader, or buffoon so made up.
- a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
- (usually not capital) a clown or masquerader so made up
n.stock character in French pantomime, in English, “a buffoon,” from French Pierrot, diminutive of Pierre; considered a typical name of a French peasant.