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 for buffoon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  buffoon \buf*foon"\, n. [F. bouffon (cf. It. buffone, buffo,
     buffa, puff of wind, vanity, nonsense, trick), fr. bouffer to
     puff out, because the buffoons puffed out their cheeks for
     the amusement of the spectators. See Buffet a blow.]
     A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks,
     antic gestures, etc.; a droll; a mimic; a harlequin; a clown;
     a merry-andrew.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  buffoon \buf*foon"\, a.
     Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon. "Buffoon stories."
     --Macaulay.
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           To divert the audience with buffoon postures and antic
           dances.                                  --Melmoth.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  buffoon \buf*foon"\, v. i.
     To act the part of a buffoon. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buffoon \Buf*foon"\, v. t.
     To treat with buffoonery. --Glanvill.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  buffoon
      n 1: a rude or vulgar fool [syn: clown, buffoon]
      2: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior [syn:
         clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "buffoon":
     Columbine, Hanswurst, Harlequin, Pantalone, Pantaloon,
     Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Punch, Punchinello, Scaramouch, ass,
     bad boy, booger, born fool, buffo, bugger, clown, cutup, devil,
     doodle, egregious ass, elf, enfant terrible, figure of fun, fool,
     funmaker, harlequin, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, ignoramus, imp,
     jack-pudding, jackass, jester, joker, jokester, knave,
     little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lunatic, merry-andrew,
     milksop, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, mooncalf, motley,
     motley fool, perfect fool, pickle-herring, pixie, practical joker,
     prankster, puck, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, rowdy, ruffian, scamp,
     scapegrace, schmuck, softhead, sop, stupid ass, tomfool, wag,
     zany
  
  

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