HyperDic: buffoon

English > 2 senses of the word buffoon:
NOUNperson buffoon, clowna rude or vulgar fool
person buffoon, clown, goof, goofball, merry andrewa person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
buffoon > pronunciation
Soundsbahfuw'n
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > buffoon: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA rude or vulgar fool.
Synonymclown
InstancesPantaloonA buffoon in modern pantomimes
Broaderfool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfoolA person who lacks good judgment
Spanishbufón, payaso, zoquete
Catalanbufó, pallasso
English > buffoon: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior.
Synonymsclown, goof, goofball, merry andrew
InstancesKelly, Emmett Kelly, Weary WillieUnited States circus clown (1898-1979)
NarrowerharlequinA clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
jester, fool, motley foolA professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
whitefaceA clown whose face is covered with white make-up
zanyA buffoon in one of the old comedies
Broadercomedian, comicA professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
Spanishbufón, clown, payasa, payaso
Catalanbufó, clown, pallasso

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