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1. buffoon

noun. ['bəˈfuːn'] a rude or vulgar fool.

Synonyms

  • clown
  • muggins
  • tomfool
  • fool
  • saphead

Etymology

  • bouffon (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • buffone (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Buffoon

  • contrabassoon
  • wotherspoon
  • viromune
  • inopportune
  • picayune
  • ducommun
  • afternoon
  • terhune
  • rangoon
  • pontoon
  • platoon
  • opportune
  • muldoon
  • monsoon
  • mckune
  • mccune
  • mccuen
  • mcclune
  • majnoon
  • lampoon
  • impugn
  • huntoon
  • harpoon
  • hamdoon
  • festoon
  • disharoon
  • dekroon
  • commune
  • cartoon
  • cardoon

2. buffoon

noun. ['bəˈfuːn'] a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior.

Synonyms

  • harlequin
  • zany
  • jester
  • merry andrew
  • clown
  • comedian
  • motley fool
  • fool
  • goof
  • whiteface
  • comic

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • undeceive
  • keep

Etymology

  • bouffon (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • buffone (Italian)

Example sentences of the word buffoon


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Italians also take credit for the harlequin label with their own word "arlecchino," which means "buffoon."

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