Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art and practices of a buffoon; low jests; ridiculous pranks; vulgar tricks and postures.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The arts and practices of a buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures.
- n. acting like a clown or buffoon
- buffoon + suffix -ery (Wiktionary)
“It's not our fault this buffoonery is all we have to work with.”
“Watch out Jon, the Gaffe-Master just might take your job .... buffoonery is the one thing he really IS expert at .... gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american”
“A taste for buffoonery is much to be discouraged, an exclusive taste for extravagance most unwholesome and even perverting.”
“The quality of what, can only be called buffoonery which is under discussion is indeed one of the many things in which Browning was more of an Elizabethan than a Victorian.”
“I had a mixed reaction to the episode … I don’t like when the writers or whomever make the Booth character too contrived a buffoon; accidental buffoonery is fine by me.”
“Rylance can do no wrong for me and he offers a masterclass in buffoonery.”
“At length the London manager was discovered to be asleep, and shortly after that he woke up and went away, whereupon all the company fell foul of the unhappy comic countryman, declaring that his buffoonery was the sole cause; and Mr”
“London manager was discovered to be asleep, and shortly after that he woke up and went away, whereupon all the company fell foul of the unhappy comic countryman, declaring that his buffoonery was the sole cause; and Mr Crummles said, that he had put up with it a long time, but that he really couldn't stand it any longer, and therefore would feel obliged by his looking out for another engagement.”
“Like, I think, many people my age (and older), my introduction to Batman was the Adam West TV show, which can be best described as buffoonery gold.”
“Somewhere in the buffoonery is a well-reasoned argument for Michael to call it off with Pam's mom, something about Michael's desire to visit Italy, start a family and do all the things that Helene has already done and has no interest in doing again.”
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