The definition of a buffoon is a clown or someone who is always trying to be funny.(noun)
The class clown who is always making everyone laugh is an example of a buffoon.
See buffoon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr bouffon < It buffone, jester < buffare, to jest, puff: of echoic orig.
See buffoon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French bouffon
Origin: , from Old Italian buffone
Origin: , from buffa, jest
Origin: , from buffare, to puff
Origin: , of imitative origin.
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