Apparently, he was known in the Foreign Office as "HBH"—His buffoon Highness.
That messy hair of his that I always thought was buffoon hair was buffoon hair hiding a monster cock.
Keep that source of remarkable strength all quiet on the buffoon front.
Well, Coughlin was a buffoon, too, and in 1932, the party of Herbert Hoover was also in disarray.
But the buffoon should have most of it, to support his higher dignity.
They are at San Antonio—the baker, the buffoon, the two young men who dig.
But Sir James was not the man to be put down with the word of a buffoon.
She said and felt at that time that no man was more to her than Nastasya Ivanovna, the buffoon.
Or, worse, their one sound is the footfall of that buffoon Fate.
A buffoon expression has this advantage, it is unanswerable.
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.