how to say “clown” in Hebrew
Since the recent cinematic version of Stephen King’s It has turned clowns into objects of fear, I feel it is my duty to bring back the genuine smile to the clown experience by teaching you the Hebrew word for it – ליצן – and linking you to a favorite Israeli children’s song featuring the word.
If you nevertheless wish to use ליצן with a critical connotation, here’s an example for you:
You’re acting like a clown. (to a male)
ליצן first appears in the Jerusalem Talmud.