noun (plural buffooneries)[mass noun]
Behaviour that is ridiculous but amusing: the film is full of wordplay and buffoonery [count noun]: predictable jeers, buffooneries, and cheap shots
More example sentences
- The humour of Pimple films derived from theatrical burlesque, music-hall satire and from a tradition of buffoonery that embraced such infantilised characters as Silly Billy.
- A bit of buffoonery and tomfoolery are always welcome after a tense high wire act, during which everyone in the audience has been holding their breath, and looking anxiously upwards, in total empathy with the performer.
- A filmed version of the Pirates of Penzance, it is rich in anachronism and movie jokes, camp and buffoonery
Definition of buffoonery in:
- The US English dictionary