Definition of Emmett Kelly from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Emmett Kelly

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(1898-1979) the best-known US clown (= a person with comic clothes and a painted face who does funny things). Kelly became famous as the character Weary Willie with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses (1942-56). Willie's face was very sad, and everything seemed to defeat him.