|part of speech:
||someone who behaves comically; clown.
He was beloved in high school as the class buffoon.
- clown, merry-andrew
- similar words:
- comedian, fool, jester, joker, wag, wit, zany
||someone who is seen as ridiculous by others.
No one took him for anything more than a buffoon and no idea of his was taken seriously.
- fool, laughingstock
||buffoonish (adj.), buffoonery (n.), buffoonishness (n.)