Apparently, he was known in the Foreign Office as "HBH"—His buffoon Highness.
That messy hair of his that I always thought was buffoon hair was buffoon hair hiding a monster cock.
Well, Coughlin was a buffoon, too, and in 1932, the party of Herbert Hoover was also in disarray.
Keep that source of remarkable strength all quiet on the buffoon front.
But the buffoon should have most of it, to support his higher dignity.
Do not fancy you can be a detached wit and avoid being a buffoon; you cannot.
But Sir James was not the man to be put down with the word of a buffoon.
She had made him a laughing-stock, a buffoon, a political joke.
Or, worse, their one sound is the footfall of that buffoon Fate.
As dictator, he is a buffoon; let him make himself emperor, he will be grotesque.
1540s, "type of pantomime dance;" 1580s, "clown," from Middle French bouffon (16c.), from Italian buffone "jester," from buffa "joke, jest, pleasantry," from buffare "to puff out the cheeks," a comic gesture, of echoic origin. Also cf. -oon.