The clown is a term that has come to represent a variety of creatures from the animal kingdom to the human one, and its origins can be traced back to the 19th century.

While the word has evolved in various forms, it has been most closely associated with clowns in western culture, which have appeared in movies, stage plays, and TV shows.

The word originated from a story in an 1876 book by George A. C. Lewis titled The Clown in Paris.

A clown was a character in a tale by Lewis called The Masks of Paris, and the story was used to describe a group of clowns that lived in the town of Paris.