bouffon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian buffone.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bouffon m ‎(plural bouffons, feminine bouffonne)

  1. fool (person who entertained a sovereign)
  2. buffoon, fool (someone foolish)

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bouffon m (feminine singular bouffonne, masculine plural bouffons, feminine plural bouffonnes)

  1. grotesque, silly, clownlike

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bouffon m (plural bouffons)

  1. Alternative form of boufon

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bouffon, from Italian.

Noun[edit]

bouffon m (plural bouffons)

  1. (Jersey) clown