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He belongs to the buffoon class, and is distinguished by his mandoline and ballad-singing.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
Figure to yourself this eager little chap: high-keyed, timid, fervid: something of a buffoon, always a victim of his perceptions.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
In short, he entirely sacrificed every appearance of the warrior to the masquerade of a buffoon.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
In an instant the man who had been masquerading as a buffoon was again the commanding officer, stern and alert.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIESLADY SARAH WILSON
In the social display of wit and humour, there is a marked mean between the buffoon and the dullard or prig.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
I think you make a better Quaker boy than you did a crazy man last time, or buffoon and tumbler the first one.
THE RANGERSD. P. THOMPSON
Urbain, watching the grotesque disguise of the buffoon, conceived a plan.
THE BARBER OF PARISCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Bishop Burnet calls Marvell “a droll,” Parker, who was to be a bishop, calls him “a buffoon.”
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
In publick, a serious and solemn hypocrite; in private, a ridiculous and lewd buffoon.
ROWLANDSON'S OXFORDA. HAMILTON GIBBS
Quintus calls Paris a buffoon out of contempt, for the profession of “player” was regarded by the ancient Romans as degrading.
QUINTUS CLAUDIUS, VOLUME 1 OF 2ERNST ECKSTEIN
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WORDS RELATED TO BUFFOON

  • barbarian
  • bear
  • boob
  • brute
  • buffoon
  • bumpkin
  • cad
  • churl
  • clod
  • clodhopper
  • dolt
  • dork
  • goon
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  • oaf
  • philistine
  • rube
  • slob
  • vulgarian
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