el bufón
-the buffoon
See the entry for bufón.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (history)
a. buffoon
La literatura y el arte del Siglo de Oro nos ofrecen vívidos retratos de los bufones de la corte.Golden Age literature and art give us vivid images of the court buffoons.
b. jester
Manuelillo era el bufón preferido del rey Felipe IV de España.Manuelillo was King Philip IV of Spain's favorite jester.
c. fool
Los bufones divertían a la Corte con sus acrobacias y canciones.Fools entertained the Court with their acrobatics and singing.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (ridiculous person)
a. clown
David es un bufón; nadie puede tomarlo en serio.David is a clown; nobody can take him seriously.
b. buffoon
El presidente de ese momento era un bufón que se creía simpático.The president at the time was a buffoon who thought he was funny.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. buffoon, jester
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
funny; comical
1 (payaso) clown
2 (Hist) jester
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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