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Buffoon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures and posture, jokes and other vulgar pleasantries. A droll; a mimic.
2. He that uses indecent raillery.
BUFFOON', n. v.t. To make ridiculous.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a rude or vulgar fool [syn: clown, buffoon]
2: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior [syn: clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone Date: 1585 1. a ludicrous figure ; clown 2. a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person buffoonish adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a jester; a mocker. 2 a stupid person. Derivatives: buffoonery n. buffoonish adj. Etymology: F bouffon f. It. buffone f. med.L buffo clown f. Rmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Buffoon Buf*foon", a. Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon. ``Buffoon stories.'' --Macaulay. To divert the audience with buffoon postures and antic dances. --Melmoth.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Buffoon Buf*foon", v. i. To act the part of a buffoon. [R.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Buffoon Buf*foon", v. t. To treat with buffoonery. --Glanvill.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Buffoon Buf*foon", n. [F. bouffon (cf. It. buffone, buffo, buffa, puff of wind, vanity, nonsense, trick), fr. bouffer to puff out, because the buffoons puffed out their cheeks for the amusement of the spectators. See Buffet a blow.] A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures, etc.; a droll; a mimic; a harlequin; a clown; a merry-andrew.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(buffoons) If you call someone a buffoon, you mean that they often do foolish things. (OLD-FASHIONED) = clown N-COUNT [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Mountebank, harlequin, jester, droll, merry-andrew, punch, punchinello, clown, zany, scaramouch, fool, antic, jack-pudding, pickle-herring.

Moby Thesaurus

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