Buffoon meaning

bə-fo͝on
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A ludicrous or bumbling person; a fool.
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A person given to clowning and joking.
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The definition of a buffoon is a clown or someone who is always trying to be funny.

The class clown who is always making everyone laugh is an example of a buffoon.

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One who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool.
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A person who is always clowning and trying to be funny; clown.
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(pejorative) An unintentionally ridiculous person.
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To behave like a buffoon.
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A clown; a jester.

A court buffoon.

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Origin of buffoon

  • French bouffon from Old Italian buffone from buffa jest from buffare to puff of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French bouffon, from Italian buffone (“jester”), from buffare (“to puff out the cheeks”)

    From Wiktionary