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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun buf*foon"
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.

Etymology: F. bouffoncf. 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

adjective buf*foon"
Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon.
verb buf*foon"
To act the part of a buffoon.
verb Buf*foon"
To treat with buffoonery.
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  1. A person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
  2. A rude or vulgar fool

Fun Facts about the name Buffoon

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Past life for Buffoon born May 23, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).