buffoonery buffoonery

Definition(s):

  • (n) acting like a clown or buffoon

Usage(s):

  1. But his rare combination of showmanship, artful buffoonery and open-handed generosity virtually made Cow-Town Fort Worth a city.
  2. Baker nearly got away with his buffoonery.
  3. Then again, so are effrontery, vulgarity and obfuscation, with occasional detours into buffoonery, kitsch and porn.

News

  • Look Who Stole Obama's Seat

    In Chile, they call his acts of buffoonery “Piñeri-cosas – and, boy, as Pineri-cosas go, this one was a doozy.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. Lewis wrote to a BBC producer: "I am absolutely opposed - adamant isn't in it! - to a TV version. Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare - at least with photography."
    on Nov 30, 2005 By: CS Lewis Source: InTheNews.co.uk

  2. "I thought the refs lost control," Boughner said. "We're up two-or-three nothing and the buffoonery starts. The refs could have stopped that early."
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: Bob Boughner Source: National Post

  3. "I think there's a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery," Lee said. "I'm scratching my head. We've got a black president. Are we going back?"
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Spike Lee Source: NOLA.com

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