pierrot (n.)

stock buffoonish character in French pantomime, also a popular character in masked balls, from French Pierrot, diminutive form of Pierre; considered a typical name of a French peasant. He has a whitened face, a costume white or with white stripes, large and loose, with vert long sleeves. The fem. form is Pierrette. Related: Pierrotic.

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Definitions of pierrot from WordNet

Pierrot (n.)
a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face;