Class clown

Idiom

Class clown

Definition

A class clown is a student who acts up in class and often makes jokes to gain attention.

Examples

Mark was always the class clown, always making silly jokes to make his classmates laugh.

The teacher was getting annoyed with the class clown because he was disrupting the lesson.

Origin

The phrase ‘class clown’ first appeared in the early 1950s.

FAQs

Is it okay to be a class clown?

No, it is not okay to be a class clown as it can be disruptive to the learning environment.