Synonyms of clown in English:
3 the department is staffed with bureaucratic clowns
fool, idiot, dolt, ass, nincompoop, blockhead, dunce, dunderhead, simpleton, ignoramus, donkey, jackass, dullard;
informal moron, clot, dope, mutt, chump, numbskull, twit, nitwit, halfwit, bonehead, fathead, birdbrain, twerp, berk, ninny
British vulgar slang knobhead
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Harvey clowned around, pretending to be a dog
fool around/about, play the fool, act foolishly, act the clown/fool/goat, play about/around, monkey about/around, play tricks, indulge in horseplay, engage in high jinks;
British informal muck about/around
North American informal cut up
dated play the giddy goat
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