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Word of the Day 03/31/18 Fool

Fool (noun)
fool [fool]
(previously 04-01-13)

noun
1. a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense.
2. a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of royal or noble rank for amusement: the court fool.
3. a person who has been tricked or deceived into appearing or acting silly or stupid: to make a fool of someone.
4. an ardent enthusiast who cannot resist an opportunity to indulge an enthusiasm (usually preceded by a present participle): He's just a dancing fool.
5. a weak-minded or idiotic person.

verb (used with object)
6. to trick, deceive, or impose on: They tried to fool him.

verb (used without object)
7. to act like a fool; joke; play.
8. to jest; pretend; make believe: I was only fooling.

Verb phrases
9. fool around,
a. to putter aimlessly; waste time: She fooled around all through school.
b. to philander or flirt.
c. to be sexually promiscuous, especially to engage in adultery.
10. fool away, to spend foolishly, as time or money; squander: to fool away the entire afternoon.
11. fool with, to handle or play with idly or carelessly: to be hurt while fooling with a loaded gun; to fool with someone's affections.

Idioms
12. be nobody's fool, to be wise or shrewd.

Synonyms
1. simpleton, dolt, dunce, blockhead, numskull, ignoramus, dunderhead, ninny, nincompoop, booby, saphead, sap.
2. zany, clown.
5. moron, imbecile, idiot.
6. delude, hoodwink, cheat, gull, hoax, cozen, dupe, gudgeon.

Antonyms
1. genius.


Origin: 1225–75; Middle English fol, fool < Old French fol < Latin follis bellows, bag; cf. follis

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