merry andrew

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Synonyms for merry andrew

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

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Steeled knights of the Conquest, bearded statesmen of Queen Elizabeth, and high-ruffled ladies of her court, were mingled with characters of comedy, such as a party-colored Merry Andrew, jingling his cap and bells; a Falstaff, almost as provocative of laughter as his prototype; and a Don Quixote, with a bean pole for a lance, and a pot lid for a shield.
Bebbington is adept at capturing the music's different moods such as Puck's Birthday and Merry Andrew whose insouciance and high spirits recall Percy Grainger.