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Origin of buffoon
OTHER WORDS FROM buffoonbuf·foon·er·y [buh-foo-nuh-ree], /bəˈfu nə ri/, nounbuf·foon·ish, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for buffoon
Ben Affleck can be an adequately chisel-jawed buffoon in spandex.Ben Affleck Isn’t the Worst Thing to Happen to Batman|Sujay Kumar|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Apparently, he was known in the Foreign Office as "HBH"—His Buffoon Highness.
She chortled that Dubya was affable but a policy buffoon; she actually liked him personally, but hated his politics.
He objects to seeing customers portrayed as "these sad, pathetic buffoon wretches."
That messy hair of his that I always thought was buffoon hair was buffoon hair hiding a monster cock.
He belongs to the buffoon class, and is distinguished by his mandoline and ballad-singing.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
Figure to yourself this eager little chap: high-keyed, timid, fervid: something of a buffoon, always a victim of his perceptions.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
In short, he entirely sacrificed every appearance of the warrior to the masquerade of a buffoon.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
In an instant the man who had been masquerading as a buffoon was again the commanding officer, stern and alert.South African Memories|Lady Sarah Wilson
In the social display of wit and humour, there is a marked mean between the buffoon and the dullard or prig.