One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
fool, court fool, court jesterView synonyms
- ‘This prologue involves a manager, merryman, and poet.’
- ‘There is now not a sign of merriment from the Land's End to John o' Groats; nor a merryman to be found, but in some miserable pretence at Bartholomew Fair.’
- ‘he Doctor was accompanied by a merryman with an infinite fund of humour.’
- ‘In Dickon's eyes, the outlaw is hardly the laughing, jesting merry man found in Pyle's version.’
- ‘In front of the cart walks a merryman, holding a long skewer in either hand, with bits of bread on one skewer and fragments of cooked meat on the other.’
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