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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fōl (fool), from Old French fol (French fou (mad)) from Latin follis.[1]

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fool (plural fools)

  1. (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.
    • Franklin
      Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
  2. (historical) A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).
  3. (informal) Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.
    • Milton
      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.
  4. (cooking) A type of dessert made of puréed fruit and custard or cream.
    an apricot fool; a gooseberry fool
  5. (often capitalized, Fool) A particular card in a tarot deck.

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fool (third-person singular simple present fools, present participle fooling, simple past and past participle fooled)

  1. To trick; to make a fool of someone.
  2. To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
    • Dryden
      Is this a time for fooling?

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ fool in: T. F. Hoad, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-19-283098-8

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See English fool.

NounEdit

fool (plural fools)

  1. fool

RohingyaEdit

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fool

  1. mad man
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