Synonyms for buffoon

Grammar : Noun
Spell : buh-foon
Phonetic Transcription : bəˈfun

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Définition of buffoon

Origin :
  • 1540s, "type of pantomime dance;" 1580s, "clown," from Middle French bouffon (16c.), from Italian buffone "jester," from buffa "joke, jest, pleasantry," from buffare "to puff out the cheeks," a comic gesture, of echoic origin. Also cf. -oon.
  • noun clownlike person
Example sentences :
  • Do not fancy you can be a detached wit and avoid being a buffoon; you cannot.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • She had made him a laughing-stock, a buffoon, a political joke.
  • Extract from : « Rope » by Holworthy Hall
  • As dictator, he is a buffoon; let him make himself emperor, he will be grotesque.
  • Extract from : « Napoleon the Little » by Victor Hugo
  • Martyrdoms were represented on the stage, the martyr being the buffoon.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • They are at San Antonio—the baker, the buffoon, the two young men who dig.
  • Extract from : « The Crusade of the Excelsior » by Bret Harte
  • He was the buffoon, who went by a woman's name, Nastasya Ivanovna.
  • Extract from : « War and Peace » by Leo Tolstoy
  • She said and felt at that time that no man was more to her than Nastasya Ivanovna, the buffoon.
  • Extract from : « War and Peace » by Leo Tolstoy
  • A buffoon expression has this advantage, it is unanswerable.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 » by Various
  • But the buffoon should have most of it, to support his higher dignity.
  • Extract from : « Imaginary Conversations and Poems » by Walter Savage Landor
  • He was a universal actor—comedian, tragedian, buffoon—all in one.
  • Extract from : « Edison's Conquest of Mars » by Garrett Putnam Serviss

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