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1560s, also cloyne
, "rustic, boor, peasant," origin uncertain. Perhaps from Scandinavian dialect (cf. Icelandic klunni
"clumsy, boorish fellow;" Swed. kluns
"a hard knob, a clumsy fellow"), or akin to N.Fris. klönne
"clumsy person," or, less likely, from L. colonus
"colonist, farmer." Meaning "fool, jester" is c.1600. "The pantomime clown
represents a blend of the Shakes[pearean] rustic with one of the stock types of the It. comedy" [Weekley]. Meaning "contemptible person" is from 1920s.