fool (plural fools)
- (pejorative) A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
- You were a fool to cross that busy road without looking.
- The village fool threw his own shoes down the well.
- Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
- (historical) A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).
- (informal) Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.
- Can they think me […] their fool or jester?
- 1975, Foghat, "Fool for the City" (song), Fool for the City (album):
- I'm a fool for the city.
- (cooking) A type of dessert made of puréed fruit and custard or cream.
- an apricot fool; a gooseberry fool
- (often capitalized, Fool) A particular card in a tarot deck.
- (person with poor judgment): See also Wikisaurus:fool
- (person who entertained a sovereign): jester, joker
- (person who talks a lot of nonsense): gobshite
person with poor judgement or little intelligence
person who entertained a sovereign
- To trick; to make a fool of someone.
- To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
- Is this a time for fooling?
- See also Wikisaurus:deceive
to trick; to make a fool of someone
Terms derived from the noun or verb fool
- ^ fool in: T. F. Hoad, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-19-283098-8