Translation of buffoon in Spanish:

buffoon

Pronunciation: /bəˈfuːn/

n

  • payaso, -sa (m,f), bufón, -fona (m,f) to act o play the buffoon hacer* payasadas, hacer* el payaso (Esp)
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    • 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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