bouffon

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French boufon, from Italian buffone.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bu.fɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

bouffon m (plural bouffons, feminine bouffonne)

  1. fool (person who entertained a sovereign)
  2. buffoon, fool (someone foolish)

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bouffon (feminine singular bouffonne, masculine plural bouffons, feminine plural bouffonnes)

  1. grotesque, silly, clownlike

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

bouffon m (plural bouffons)

  1. Alternative form of boufon

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bouffon, from Italian.

NounEdit

bouffon m (plural bouffons)

  1. (Jersey) clown