auguste


auguste

auguste august noun

  1. (often capital) a type of circus clown who usually wears battered ordinary clothes and is habitually maladroit or unlucky

Word Origin for auguste C20: French, from German Examples from the Web for auguste Historical Examples of auguste

  • If he wasn’t after me then he was after him; both meant trouble for Auguste.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • I was working for you, Auguste, in view of presenting you with a token of friendship.

    L’Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Quenu asserted that no assistant in all Paris was Auguste’ equal as a pig-sticker.

    The Fat and the Thin

    Emile Zola

  • From that time forward Auguste was anxious that the “convict” should be arrested.

    The Fat and the Thin

    Emile Zola

  • She was exasperated with Auguste and the women who had put her in such a ridiculous position.

    The Fat and the Thin

    Emile Zola

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