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.
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.