balā^tro, ōnis, m.
2. blatero; lit., a babbler; hence, a jester, one who makes sport, a buffoon (it seems to have desig-nated a class of actors, perh. a harlequin, jester, or something similar): mendici, mimae, balatrones, hoc genus omne, Hor. S. 1, 2, 2; Vop. Carin. 21.
—Facetè, in Varr. as a designation of his friends when in dispute, Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 1 Schneid.