Simple Definition of buffoon
: a stupid or foolish person who tries to be funny
Examples of buffoon in a sentence
Stop acting like a buffoon.
<the children at the birthday party giggled at the buffoon's silly tricks>
Origin and Etymology of buffoon
Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone
First Known Use: 1585
BUFFOON Defined for Kids
Definition of buffoon for Students
: a foolish or stupid person
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