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
Buf*foon" (&?;), a. Characteristic of,
or like, a buffoon. "Buffoon stories." Macaulay.
To divert the audience with buffoon postures and
Buf*foon", v. i. To act the part of a
Buf*foon", v. t. To treat with