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Word For The Day. "Buffoon"

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Buffoon


Synonyms: jester, clown, prankster, etc.




  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.
  • Transcription: / buh-foon /


In the rich mosaic of the English language, our spotlight word for the day is "buffoon." A "buffoon", stemming from the Italian word "buffone," is someone who tickles the funny bone through comical, often foolish actions.


Imagine a court jester, adorned in vibrant attire, enchanting an audience with playful antics. In modern settings, a "buffoon" might be the mischievous colleague who lightens the workplace atmosphere. Alternately, consider a sentence like, "Her buffoon-like charm turned a mundane meeting into a lively discussion," or "In the world of comedy, being a buffoon requires both wit and impeccable timing." 


More examples in sentences:

  • At the party, Alex transformed into a buffoon, juggling fruit and telling jokes that had everyone in stitches.
  • The CEO surprised everyone by playing the office buffoon during the annual company picnic, engaging in goofy dance moves to boost team spirit.
  • Sarah's infectious laughter echoed through the room as she embraced her inner buffoon, turning a dull evening into a memorable one with her spontaneous antics.




February, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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