to create appear like a buffoon
- to do antics
- A buffoon or merry andrew one which techniques odd gesticulations the Fool associated with the old play
- Old traditional
- ludicrously odd
- behave as or like a clown
- a ludicrous or grotesque work done for fun and amusement
- Old; classic.
- Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
- A buffoon or merry-andrew; one which methods strange gesticulations; the Fool associated with the old play.
- An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
- A grotesque technique; a bit of buffoonery; a caper.
- A grotesque representation.
- An antimask.
- to create resemble a buffoon.
- to execute antics.
1520s, "grotesque or comical gesture," from Italian antico "antique," from Latin antiquus "old" (identify antique). Originally (like grotesque) a 16c. Italian word discussing the odd and great representations on old murals unearthed around Rome (especially initially the Baths of Titus, rediscovered 16c.); later extended to "any bizarre thing or behavior," which sense it very first found its way to English. As an adjective in English from 1580s, "grotesque, bizarre."
(a.) Old; classic.
- (a.) Odd; great; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
- (n.) A buffoon or merry-andrew; one which methods strange gesticulations; the Fool of this old play.
- (n.) An odd imagery, product, or tracery; an excellent figure.
- (n.) A grotesque strategy; an item of buffoonery; a caper.
- (n.) A grotesque representation.
- (n.) An antimask.
- (v. t.) To create appear like a buffoon.
- (v. i.) to execute antics.