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buffoon

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a comically dressed performer (as at a circus) who entertains with playful tricks and ridiculous behavior
  • the children at the birthday party giggled at the buffoon's silly tricks

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The first known use of buffoon was in 1584

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“Buffoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buffoon. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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