|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|1.||the use of more words than necessary or an instance of this, such as a tiny little child|
|2.||a word or phrase that is superfluous|
|[C16: from Latin pleonasmus, from Greek pleonasmos excess, from pleonazein to be redundant]|
pleonasm ple·o·nasm (plē'ə-nāz'əm)
An excess in the number or size of parts.