Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Pierrot [pe’er-ro].

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pierrot [pe’er-ro].
A character in French pantomime representing a man in growth and a child in mind and manners. He is generally the tallest and thinnest man that can be got, has his face and hair covered with white powder or flour, and wears a white gown with very long sleeves, and a row of big buttons down the front. The word means Little Peter.   1



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