fool

fool
fool1 [fo͞ol]
n.
[ME fol < OFr (Fr fou) < LL follis < L, windbag, bellows: see FOLLICLE]
1.
a) a person with little or no judgment, common sense, wisdom, etc.; silly or stupid person; simpleton
b) Obs. a mentally retarded person
2. a man formerly kept in the household of a nobleman or king to entertain by joking and clowning; professional jester
3. a victim of a joke or trick; dupe
4. a person especially devoted to or skilled in some activity [a dancing fool]
adj.
Informal foolish
vi.
1. to act like a fool; be silly
2. to speak, act, etc. in jest; joke
3. Informal to trifle or meddle ( with)
vt.
to make a fool of; trick; deceive; dupe
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be no fool or be nobody's fool
to be shrewd and capable
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☆ fool around Informal
1. to spend time in trifling or pointless activity
2. to trifle or meddle
3. to engage in casual sexual activity
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fool away
Informal to fritter away foolishly
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play the fool
to act like a fool; do silly things; clown
fool2 [fo͞ol]
n.
[Early ModE < ? FOOL1]
Brit. crushed stewed fruit mixed with cream, esp. whipped cream

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  • Fool — Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fool — Ⅰ. fool [1] ► NOUN 1) a person who acts unwisely. 2) historical a jester or clown. ► VERB 1) trick or deceive. 2) (fool about/around) act in a joking or frivolous way. 3) …   English terms dictionary

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  • Fool — Fool, v. t. 1. To infatuate; to make foolish. Shak. [1913 Webster] For, fooled with hope, men favor the deceit. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fool — fool, idiot, imbecile, moron, simpleton, natural are often used popularly and interchangeably of one regarded as lacking sense or good judgment but each can be more precisely applied to someone mentally deficient in a given degree. Fool, the most …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fool — Fool, n. [Cf. F. fouler to tread, crush. Cf. 1st {Foil}.] A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; commonly called gooseberry fool. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fool — Fool, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fooled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fooling}.] To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth. [1913 Webster] Is this a time for fooling? Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fool — [n] stupid or ridiculous person ass, birdbrain*, blockhead*, bonehead*, boob*, bore, buffoon, clod*, clown, cretin*, dimwit*, dolt*, dope*, dumb ox*, dunce, dunderhead*, easy mark*, fair game*, fathead*, goose*, halfwit, idiot, ignoramus,… …   New thesaurus

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