Derived from the name
Giovanni, it initially labeled minor clowns in
the Commedia dell'arte. Now it describes any
crazily ridiculous behaviour. What word is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
The original zanies were attendant
clowns who awkwardly mimicked the chief clown.
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