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Definition of "buffoon" []

  • A clown; a jester: a court buffoon. (noun)
  • A person given to clowning and joking. (noun)
  • A ludicrous or bumbling person; a fool. (noun)
  • A person who amuses others by ridiculous or odd behaviour, jokes, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A foolish person (noun)

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Use "buffoon" in a sentence
  • "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."