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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffoon  \Buf*foon"\,  a. 
  Characteristic  of  or  like  a  buffoon.  ``Buffoon  stories.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  To  divert  the  audience  with  buffoon  postures  and  antic 
  dances.  --Melmoth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffoon  \Buf*foon"\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  the  part  of  a  buffoon.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffoon  \Buf*foon"\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  with  buffoonery.  --Glanvill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffoon  \Buf*foon"\,  n.  [F.  bouffon  (cf.  It  buffone  buffo, 
  buffa,  puff  of  wind,  vanity,  nonsense,  trick),  fr  bouffer  to 
  puff  out  because  the  buffoons  puffed  out  their  cheeks  for 
  the  amusement  of  the  spectators.  See  {Buffet}  a  blow.] 
  A  man  who  makes  a  practice  of  amusing  others  by  low  tricks, 
  antic  gestures,  etc.;  a  droll;  a  mimic;  a  harlequin;  a  clown; 
  a  merry-andrew. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buffoon 
  n  1:  a  rude  or  vulgar  fool  [syn:  {clown}] 
  2:  a  person  who  amuses  others  by  ridiculous  behavior  [syn:  {clown}, 
  {merry  andrew}] 




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