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Zanny

(Italian zanni, a buffoon; Latin sannio, “sanna” means a grimace, and “sanneo” one who makes grimaces).

“For indeed,

He’s like the ‘zani to a tumbler

That tries tricks after him to make men laugh.”


B. Jonson: Every Man out of his Humour, iv. 2.


“He belonged to one of those dramatic companies called zanni, who went about the country reciting and acting.”—John Inglesant, chap. xxvii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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