Do not fancy you can be a detached wit and avoid being a buffoon; you cannot.
She had made him a laughing-stock, a buffoon, a political joke.
As dictator, he is a buffoon; let him make himself emperor, he will be grotesque.
Martyrdoms were represented on the stage, the martyr being the buffoon.
They are at San Antonio—the baker, the buffoon, the two young men who dig.