Definition of histrion in US English:

histrion

noun

depreciative
  • An actor.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Alday (fl. 1566–1579), translator. From Middle French, French histrion actor in a musical farce in ancient Rome, bad actor from classical Latin histriōn-, histriō.

Pronunciation

histrion

/ˈhɪstrɪən/