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BUFFOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buffoon mean? 

BUFFOON (noun)
  The noun BUFFOON has 2 senses:

1. a rude or vulgar fool
2. a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

  Familiarity information: BUFFOON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUFFOON (noun)


Sense 1buffoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rude or vulgar fool

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

buffoon; clown

Hypernyms ("buffoon" is a kind of...):

fool; muggins; sap; saphead; tomfool (a person who lacks good judgment)

Instance hyponyms:

Pantaloon (a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes)


Sense 2buffoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

merry andrew; buffoon; clown

Hypernyms ("buffoon" is a kind of...):

comedian; comic (a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "buffoon"):

harlequin (a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte))

fool; jester; motley fool (a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages)

whiteface (a clown whose face is covered with white make-up)

zany (a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect)

Instance hyponyms:

Emmett Kelly; Kelly; Weary Willie (United States circus clown (1898-1979))


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