buffoonery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1621 foolish or playful behavior or practice

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  • Buffoonery — Buf*foon er*y, n.; pl. {Buffooneries}. [F. bouffonnerie.] The arts and practices of a buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures. [1913 Webster] Nor that it will ever constitute a wit to conclude a tart piece of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buffoonery — index parody, ridicule Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • buffoonery — 1620s; see BUFFOON (Cf. buffoon) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • buffoonery — [[t]bʌfu͟ːnəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Buffoonery is foolish behaviour that makes you laugh. [OLD FASHIONED] ...the music hall buffoonery of Norman Wisdom …   English dictionary

  • buffoonery — noun /bəˈfuːnəri/ foolishness, silliness; the behaviour expected of a buffoon. Araminta, come, Ill talk seriously to you now; could you but see with my eyes the buffoonery of one scene of address, a lover, set out with all his equipage and… …   Wiktionary

  • buffoonery — buffoon ► NOUN ▪ a ridiculous but amusing person. DERIVATIVES buffoonery noun buffoonish adjective. ORIGIN French bouffon, from Latin buffo clown …   English terms dictionary

  • buffoonery — See buffoon. * * * …   Universalium

  • buffoonery — Synonyms and related words: acting, asininity, banter, battiness, brainlessness, business, characterization, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • buffoonery — buf foon·er·y || nÉ™rɪ n. clownish behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buffoonery — n. Jesting (of a low sort), mummery, foolery, tomfoolery, harlequinade, low pranks, vulgar tricks …   New dictionary of synonyms

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