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Buffoon vs. Oaf

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Buffoonnoun

One who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool.

Oafnoun

(pejorative) A person, especially a large male, who is clumsy or a simpleton.

β€˜Ouch! You dropped that box on my feet, you lumbering oaf!’;

Buffoonnoun

(pejorative) An unintentionally ridiculous person.

Oafnoun

(obsolete) An elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins, hence, a deformed or foolish child.

Buffoonverb

To behave like a buffoon

Oafnoun

Originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an idiot.

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Buffoonnoun

A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures, etc.; a droll; a mimic; a harlequin; a clown; a merry-andrew.

Oafnoun

A clumsy or awkward person.

Buffoonadjective

Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon.

β€˜To divert the audience with buffoon postures and antic dances.’;

Oafnoun

an awkward stupid person

Buffoonverb

To act the part of a buffoon.

Buffoonverb

To treat with buffoonery.

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Buffoonnoun

a rude or vulgar fool

Buffoonnoun

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

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