Examples of buffoon in a Sentence
Stop acting like a buffoon.
the children at the birthday party giggled at the buffoon's silly tricks
Recent Examples of buffoon from the Web
Joshua Perry, Oberlin resident and smug local buffoon, disagrees.
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Origin and Etymology of buffoon
Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone
First Known Use: 1584See Words from the same year
BUFFOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of buffoon for English Language Learners
: a stupid or foolish person who tries to be funny
BUFFOON Defined for Kids
Definition of buffoon for Students
: a foolish or stupid person
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