Buffoon vs Crow - What's the difference?

buffoon | crow |

As a noun buffoon

is one who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool.

As a verb buffoon

is to behave like a.

As a proper noun crow is

a native american tribe or crow can be .




(en noun)
  • One who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool.
  • * Melmoth
  • To divert the audience with buffoon postures and antic dances.
  • (pejorative) An unintentionally ridiculous person.
  • Usage notes

    * In the United States the term is used most commonly to describe inappropriate, clownish figures on the public stage; here the behavior of a variety of public figures have caused them to be described as buffoons by their political opponents. * In the UK the term is used more broadly, to describe such people who are held in popular regard but who nevertheless engender amusement with their pronouncements and acts.

    Derived terms

    * buffoonery


    (en verb)
  • To behave like a
  • * {{quote-news, 1988, January 22, Henry Sheehan, Little Boy Blue, Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=His mimicry of gay speech and facial expressions is analagous to an Amos 'n' Andy routine, in which white men buffooned their way through incredibly demeaning impersonations of black men.}}



    (wikipedia crow)

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) ‘to crow’. See below.


    (en noun)
  • A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus , having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles; it has a harsh, croaking call.
  • * 1922 , E.R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroborus
  • Gaslark in his splendour on the golden stairs saying adieu to those three captains and their matchless armament foredoomed to dogs and crows on Salapanta Hills.
  • A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar.
  • * 1796 , Matthew Lewis, The Monk , Folio Society 1985, page 267:
  • He approached the humble tomb in which Antonia reposed. He had provided himself with an iron crow and a pick-axe: but this precaution was unnecessary.
  • The cry of the rooster.
  • A gangplank () used by the Roman navy to board enemy ships.
  • (among butchers) The mesentery of an animal.
  • Synonyms
    * (bar) crowbar * (cry of a rooster) cock-a-doodle-doo
    Derived terms
    * American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos ) * as the crow flies * Australian crow (Corvus orru ) * Banggai crow (Corvus unicolor ) * bare-faced crow (Corvus tristis ) * Bismarck crow (Corvus insularis ) * black crow (Corvus capensis ) * Bougainville crow (Corvus meeki ) * brown-headed crow (Corvus fuscicapillus ) * cape crow (Corvus capensis ) * carrion crow (Corvus corone ) * Celebes pied crow (Corvus typicus ) * collared crow (Corvus torquatus ) * Cuban crow (Corvus nasicus ) * Danish crow * eastern jungle crow (Corvus (macrorhynchos) levaillantii ) * eat crow * Eurasian crow (Corvus corone ) * fish crow (Corvus ossifragus ) * Flores crow (Corvus florensis ) * grey crow (Corvus tristis ) * Hawaiian crow (Corvus hawaiiensis'', ''Corvus tropicus ) * high-billed crow * hooded crow (Corvus cornix ) * hoodiecrow * house crow (Corvus splendens ) * Indian house crow (Corvus splendens ) * Indian jungle crow (Corvus (macrorhynchos) culminatus ) * Iraq pied crow (Corvus (cornix) capellanus ) * Jamaican crow (Corvus jamaicensis ) * jungle crow (Corvus macrorhynchos ) * large-billed crow (Corvus (macrorhynchos) macrorhynchos ) * little crow (Corvus bennetti ) * long-billed crow (Corvus validus ) * Mariana crow (Corvus kubaryi ) * Mesopotamian crow (Corvus (cornix) capellanus ) * New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides ) * New Ireland crow * northwestern crow (Corvus caurinus ) * palm crow (Corvus palmarum ) * pied crow (Corvus albus ) * piping crow (Corvus typicus ) * Puerto Rican crow (Corvus pumilis ) * Robust crow (Corvus viriosus ) * Salomon Islands crow (Corvus meeki'', ''Corvus woodfordi ) * Scotch crow * Sinaloan crow (Corvus sinaloae ) * slender-billed crow (Corvus enca ) * Somali crow (Corvus (ruficolis) edithae ) * stone the crows * Tamaulipas crow (Corvus imparatus ) * Torresian crow (Corvus orru ) * violaceous crow (Corvus (enca) violaceus ) * white-billed crow (Corvus woodfordi ) * white-necked crow (Corvus leucognaphalus )
    See also
    * caw * murder of crows (= flock of crows) * raven

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) ). Related to (m).


  • To make the shrill sound characteristic of a rooster; to make a sound in this manner, either in joy, gaiety, or defiance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The morning cock crew loud.
  • * 1962 , (Bob Dylan),
  • When your rooster crows at the break o' dawn
    Look out your window and I'll be gone.
  • To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
  • He's been crowing all day about winning the game of cards.
  • To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
  • * Tennyson
  • the sweetest little maid that ever crowed for kisses
  • * 1913 , :
  • Hearing the miner's footsteps, the baby would put up his arms and crow .
  • (music) To test the reed of a double reed instrument by placing the reed alone in the mouth and blowing it.