клоун etymology

Russian word клоун comes from English clown

Detailed word origin of клоун

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
clown English (eng) (chiefly, _, UK) A stupid person.. (obsolete) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.. (obsolete) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl; a yokel.. A person who acts in a silly fashion.. A slapstick performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a [...]
клоун Russian (rus) (pejorative) irresponsible person, who states unfounded claims, often thoughtless or careless. Clown.