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 of buffoon
Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone
First Known Use: 1585
Rhymes with buffoon
aswoon, attune, baboon, balloon, bassoon, blue moon, Calhoun, Cancún, cardoon, cartoon, cocoon, commune, doubloon, dragoon, festoon, fine-tune, forenoon, full moon, gaboon, gadroon, galloon, Gudrun, half-moon, harpoon, high noon, immune, impugn, jargoon, jejune, Kowloon, Kunlun, lagoon, lampoon, lardoon, Maine coon, maroon, monsoon, Neptune, new moon, oppugn, Pashtun, patroon, platoon, poltroon, pontoon, premune, puccoon, quadroon, ratoon, repugn, rough-hewn, saloon, Sassoon, shalloon, soupspoon, spittoon, spontoon, teaspoon, tribune, triune, tuchun, tycoon, typhoon, untune, Walloon
BUFFOON Defined for Kids
Definition of buffoon for Students
: a foolish or stupid person
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