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English definition of “buffoon”

buffoon

noun [C] uk   /bəˈfuːn/ us  
a person who does silly things, usually to make other people laugh: Doesn't he get tired of playing the buffoon in class?Stupid and silly people
buffoonery
noun [U] uk   /bəˈfuː.nər.i/ us    /-nɚ-/
Stupid and silly behaviour
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