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buffoonery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffoonery  \Buf*foon"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Buffooneries}.  [F. 
  bouffonnerie.] 
  The  arts  and  practices  of  a  buffoon,  as  low  jests,  ridiculous 
  pranks,  vulgar  tricks  and  postures. 
 
  Nor  that  it  will  ever  constitute  a  wit  to  conclude  a 
  tart  piece  of  buffoonery  with  a  ``What  makes  you 
  blush?''  --Spectator. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buffoonery 
  n  :  acting  like  a  clown  or  buffoon  [syn:  {clowning},  {frivolity}, 
  {harlequinade},  {prank}] 




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