Meaning of “buffoon” in the English Dictionary

"buffoon" in British English

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buffoonnoun [ C ]

uk /bəˈfuːn/ us /bəˈfuːn/

(Definition of “buffoon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buffoon" in American English

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buffoonnoun [ C ]

us /bəˈfun/

a person who does silly things, sometimes intentionally, that make other people laugh:

He was not the buffoon that people said he was.

(Definition of “buffoon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)