Etymology
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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.

updated on June 08, 2020

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