noun, plural Pi·er·rots [pee-uhrohz; French pye-roh] /ˌpi əˈroʊz; French pyɛˈroʊ/.

  1. a male character in certain French pantomime, having a whitened face and wearing a loose, white, fancy costume.
  2. (lowercase) an actor, masquerader, or buffoon so made up.


  1. a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
  2. (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.

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