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EtymologyEdit

French Pierrot, diminutive of Pierre (Peter) via diminutive suffix -ot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɪəˈɹəʊ/, /pjɛˈɹəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
 
Pierrot and Harlequin (Paul Cézanne)
 
Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon)

Proper nounEdit

Pierrot

  1. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit; a popular choice for a masquerade costume.
    • 1912 Constance Garnett (tr.), Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov (1880) Book II, chapter 8
      I'll win them by politeness, and... and... show them that I've nothing to do with that Aesop, that buffoon, that Pierrot, and have merely been taken in over this affair, just as they have.
    • 1934, P. G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves:
      And he was attending that fancy-dress ball, mark you--not, like every other well-bred Englishman, as a Pierrot, but as Mephistopheles...
      "He said that the costume of Pierrot, while pleasing to the eye, lacked the authority of the Mephistopheles costume."

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EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of Pierre (Peter) via diminutive suffix +‎ -ot.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Pierrot m

  1. Diminutive of Pierre (Peter).
  2. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit.

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: ピエロ (piero)

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Proper nounEdit

Pierrot m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to French Pierrot.

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