American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A clown; a jester: a court buffoon.
- n. A person given to clowning and joking.
- n. A ludicrous or bumbling person; a fool.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes a practice of amusing others by tricks, odd gestures and postures, jokes, and other vulgar pleasantries; a droll; a merryandrew; a clown; a jester.
- n. Synonyms See zany.
- Characteristic of a buffoon; buffoonish.
- To act the part of a buffoon.
- To make ridiculous.
- n. One who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool.
- n. pejorative An unintentionally ridiculous person.
- v. To behave like a buffoon
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- adj. Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon.
- v. rare To act the part of a buffoon.
- v. To treat with buffoonery.
- n. a rude or vulgar fool
- n. a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
- From Middle French bouffon, from Italian buffone ("jester"), from buffare ("to puff out the cheeks") (Wiktionary)
- French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone, from buffa, jest, from buffare, to puff, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This buffoon is the most self-centered idiot I have ever seen or heard.”
“This ignorant buffoon is a huge embarassment to his state and this country.”
“Joe Wilson is a boring buffoon from a district where the federal pork barrel has been flowing for years but, that could stop in a hurry with such an idiot representing the district.”
“I know you love Al Gore but the buffoon is gone, even his home state didn't want him.”
“Any Dem who thinks this buffoon is going to reach across the aisle as he comes out of the gate is deluded.”
“I think it boils down to the simple precept that the man is a friggin buffoon and his mouth has a tendency to get several steps ahead of his brain.”
“Why anyone would even think of interviewing this loser & lying buffoon is beyond me.”
“And ElBruce, trying to say stupid or buffoon is a substitute for a racist term is borderline libel.”
“Now I can add, What makes you think this scolding buffoon is going to win anything except, perhaps, a kiss on the cheek from Ralph Nader?”
“April 23rd, 2010 3: 06 pm ET thank goodness this buffoon is no longer in power. he was, and still is, a disgrace to the human race.”
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