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buffoon
American English: /bəˈfun/
British English: /bəˈfuːn/

Translation of buffoon in Spanish:

noun

  • payaso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)
    bufón, (-fona) (masculine, feminine)
    to act o play the buffoon
    hacer payasadas
    hacer el payaso (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • I am usually quite controlled, but I was irritated that I was forced to spend my time with these sycophantic buffoons, and it occurred to me that I should for once try to extract a fee for my weekly generosity.
    • On TV shows, leading men wore suits and came home from offices, not factories, while the occasional blue-collar protagonists who did appear were treated as buffoons.
    • However, before dismissing the generals as mere incompetent buffoons, we must establish the context.

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