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Definition 1: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for buffoon in the sense of this definition

(buffoon is a kind of ...) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

(... is a kind of buffoon ) a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

(... is a kind of buffoon ) a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

(... is a kind of buffoon ) a clown whose face is covered with white make-up

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

(... is an instance of buffoon) United States circus clown (1898-1979)

Definition 2: a rude or vulgar fool - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for buffoon in the sense of this definition

(buffoon is a kind of ...) a person who lacks good judgment

(... is an instance of buffoon) a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes

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