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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
Example sentences from the Web for buffoon
This CNN clip taken on a flooded street on Long Island serves up a buffet of buffoonery.Hurricane Sandy’s Biggest Idiots: Jet Skiing on the Hudson & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The style of preaching before the Reformation had been often little else than buffoonery, and seldom respectable.
The spirit of buffoonery need not exclude charity; but that's rare.Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry|Charles Baudelaire
This farce, which was played every year in the temple of Jupiter, is said to have been called "buffoonery."A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It made him servile, disposed to buffoonery, with no sense of the fitness of things, and devoid of all foresight and prudence.A Family of Noblemen|Mikhal Saltykov
Then followed the buffoonery; and this was at least genuine rough and tumble if there was little wit in it.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude