buffoon buffoon  /bə ˈfun/


  1. (n) a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
  2. (n) a rude or vulgar fool


  1. If the buffoon factor has crippled Mecham's governorship, charges of incompetence and corruption could kill it.
  2. He is killer and clown, big-hearted buffoon and strutting martinet.
  3. Just two weeks after his spectacular transformation from obscure buffoon to Russia's most notorious politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky decided to take a little vacation.


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    [...] when her eyebrows raised after seeing the bearded buffoon, she didn't have to say a word. Came to the track feeling a bit green around the gills (no crying in baseball, and no sick days at Saratoga). [...] I get to my desk in the press box and someone has put an eight-hour-old breakfast (sausage, eggs, potatoes and puddles of congealed grease) on my desk. Turn my back for a second and ...
    on August 4, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. "When KJ texts me," says Sandler, "I laugh like a buffoon for five minutes. I don't write that 'LOL' because I'm a comedian and I think other comedians will go, 'Are you f#@!ing kidding me? You wrote LOL?"
    on Jun 6, 2010 By: Adam Sandler Source: E! Online (blog)

  2. "To laugh at Hitler, to expose him for the buffoon he was beneath the uniform, this is what I have tried to do. The movie shows Hitler tired after a decade in power. I hope Germans laugh, I believe they will. I don't want to give this psychological...
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Dani Levy Source: Daily News & Analysis

  3. "I always wanted to do it. My friends did goad me but I wanted to keep it quiet, I didn't want to be perceived as a buffoon," Papale said.
    on Aug 22, 2006 By: Vince Papale Source: KCCI.com

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