Definition of merryman in English:



  • A jester.

    • ‘In Dickon's eyes, the outlaw is hardly the laughing, jesting merry man found in Pyle's version.’
    • ‘he Doctor was accompanied by a merryman with an infinite fund of humour.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This prologue involves a manager, merryman, and poet.’
    fool, court fool, court jester
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