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buffoon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbuffoonbuf‧foon /bəˈfuːn/ noun [countable] old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 FUNNYsomeone who does silly amusing thingsbuffoonery noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
buffoonPosterity at first mocked Boswell as a buffoon and lickspittle who managed to write a great book.More precisely, a buffoon with a wacky idea and too much free time.What a buffoon, what a butt, what a caricature.But in summer the A87 is crammed with caravan-dragging buffoons who drive as though wearing strait-jackets.You are only catering for the mindless buffoons who find Simon Fanshawe a greater stimulus than Shakespeare.Neill triumphantly flies in the face of a long line of buffoon kings on film.To many people he was just a romantic buffoon.
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