Friend, buddy or pal.
or Scaramuccia or Scaramouche (literally means, skirmish). He is the Italian commedia dellarte who clowns his face to act or entertain in the name of buffoonery. Think court jester in fancy digs. 2.) A punk or cowardly dude.
If we enter the world of Commedia dell'arte, he is the lecherous old merchant dressed in pantaloons. 2.) A foolish, vicious old man. He is usually the butt of the joke and an accomplice of the clown.