Definition of buffoonery:
funniness, caper, clownery, antic, comedy, joke, frippery, roughhousing, foolery, frivolousness, roughhouse, horsing around, monkeyshine, monkey business, shenanigan, drollery, harlequinade, put-on, frivolity, skylarking, japery, clowning, monkeying, trick, fluff, tomfoolery, high jinks, bagatelle, prank, slapstick.
- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- "Courts and Criminals", Arthur Train.
By a curious coincidence, Lord Lovat was not only the last person beheaded on Tower Hill, but was the last person beheaded in this country- April 9, 1747- an event which Walpole has thus described in one of his letters, telling us that he died extremely well, without passion, affectation, buffoonery, or timidity.- "Strange Pages from Family Papers", T. F. Thiselton Dyer.