Definitions for: Merry Andrew


[n] a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior



Webster (1913) Definition: Mer"ry-an"drew, n.
One whose business is to make sport for others; a buffoon; a
zany; especially, one who attends a mountebank or quack
doctor.

Note: This term is said to have originated from one Andrew
Borde, an English physician of the 16th century, who
gained patients by facetious speeches to the multitude.

Synonyms: buffoon, clown

See Also: comedian, comic, Emmett Kelly, fool, harlequin, jester, Kelly, Weary Willie, whiteface, zany




Famous Quotes Containing Merry Andrew:


I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we'd worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber.

-- Gerard Butler (Scottish Actor)

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.

-- King Solomon ( Royalty)

The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots.

-- Joshua A. Norton (American Celebrity)

In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.

-- Jeremiah Wright (American Clergyman)

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

-- Washington Irving (American Writer)

I am all for the short and merry life.

-- Edward Fitzgerald (English Poet)

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress.

-- Elizabeth Montagu (British Writer)

A clock struck out the hour of twelve, and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we marched out to the roadway, and followed our merry pipers home to town.

-- Patrick MacGill (Irish Journalist)

Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words.

-- Jonathan Dimbleby (British Writer)

As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.

-- Richard Barnfield (English Poet)

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.

-- Layne Staley (American Musician)

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

-- George Jean Nathan (American Editor)

I made a French film called "Merry Christmas" which is a very European film. It's a World War I piece.

-- Diane Kruger (German Model)

I've been around the block a lot and I've had a merry trail for 55 years.

-- Jerry Stiller (American Comedian)

The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.

-- Keanu Reeves (Canadian Actor)

It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.

-- Davy Crockett (American Explorer)

We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time.

-- Lita Ford (American Musician)

When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.

-- Neil Diamond (American Musician)

It is gorgeously shot, and Andrew believes that the old school way of making films in the best way. Meaning: you have a story, and you stick to the story. You don't change and alter the story because of people who've invested in it and what to put product in a shot.

-- Michael Berryman (American Actor)

We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium. I think the whole sector of Foundations, potentially with government support, is promising - more than promising, I think, it's substantial.

-- Mitch Kapor (American Businessman)

A merry heart doeth good like medicine.

-- King Solomon ( Royalty)

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.

-- William D. Tammeus ( -)

We were young, we were merry, we were very, very wise, And the door stood open at our feast, When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes, And a man with his back to the East.

-- Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (British Novelist)

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

-- Matt Groening (American Cartoonist)

The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.

-- Jimmy Breslin (American Entertainer)

I did loads of sessions with Andrew Oldham.

-- Jim Sullivan (English Musician)

That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable.

-- Louise Fletcher (American Actress)

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.

-- Phyllis McGinley (American Author)

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

A merry companion is as good as a wagon.

-- John Lyly (English Writer)

I was born in St. Andrew's and raised in Kingston then I attended the Alpha Boy's school.

-- Desmond Dekker (Jamaican Musician)

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

-- Lord Byron (British Poet)

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film.

-- Jared Leto (American Actor)

When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.

-- Queen Victoria (British Royalty)


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