Callow might look and play the buffoonish lush on screen, but he began on the great stage and continues to act and direct.
The same geniuses envisioned the buffoonish Michael Steele as a right-wing answer to Barack Obama.
On top of that, Mr. Trump is vulgar, shallow, narcissistic, buffoonish, and has a fondness for conspiracy theories.
First, his Jets are indeed a soap opera—a messy, bizarre, buffoonish spectacle of a team.
Venezuela's authoritarian president Hugo Chavez is a villain out of a Batman movie: buffoonish and sinister in equal measure.
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.