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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian buffo

NounEdit

buffo (plural buffos)

  1. (music) A comic singer, particularly in comic opera
    • 2007, January 27, “Vivien Schweitzer”, in Young Lovers, a Vespa and a Frolic by Rossini[1]:
      Signor Bruschino was updated from a generic buffo character to an oily, scholarly-looking, suit-clad neurotic, excellently acted and sung by Marco Nistico.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin buffa, itself echoic of puffing out cheeks.

AdjectiveEdit

buffo (feminine singular buffa, masculine plural buffi, feminine plural buffe)

  1. funny, comical, amusing
  2. strange, odd
  3. whimsical
  4. playful

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

buffo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of buffare