The arts and techniques of a buffoon as reasonable jests ridiculous pranks vulgar tricks and positions
- acting like a clown or buffoon
- The arts and techniques of a buffoon, as reasonable jests, absurd pranks, vulgar tips and positions.
1620s; see buffoon + -ery.
(letter.) The arts and techniques of a buffoon, as low jests, absurd pranks, vulgar tricks and positions.
Still, whose reputation as a serious churchman cannot be easily reconciled with the buffoonery of A Ryght Pithy, Pleasaunt and merle Comedie: Intytuled Gammer Gurtons Nedle, was first credited with its authorship by Isaac Reed in his edition (1782) of Baker's Biographia dramatica.