See also: Fou, fóu, fòu, fōu, fǒu, fo'u, and -fou

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fou (comparative more fou, superlative most fou)

  1. (Scotland) Drunk.

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CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

fou

  1. third-person singular preterite indicative form of ser

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fu/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French fol, from Old French fol, from Latin follis, follem. Cognate with English fool.

AdjectiveEdit

fou (masculine singular before vowel fol, feminine singular folle, masculine plural fous, feminine plural folles)

  1. mad, crazy

NounEdit

fou m (plural fous, feminine folle)

  1. madman
  2. (court entertainer) jester

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Mauritian Creole: fol

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish alfil, from Arabic الفيل(al-fīl, elephant; bishop (chess piece)), influenced by Etymology 1.

NounEdit

fou m (plural fous)

  1. (chess) bishop
  2. booby (bird)

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in French · pièces d'échecs (layout · text)
           
roi dame tour fou cavalier pion

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LuxembourgishEdit

VerbEdit

fou

  1. second-person singular imperative of fouen

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

fou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of fōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of fóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of fǒu.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French fou

NounEdit

fou (feminine fol)

  1. (masculine) mad, crazy person

AdjectiveEdit

fou (feminine fol)

  1. (masculine) mad, crazy, insane
    Synonym: pagla

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English fāg, alternative form of fāh, from Proto-Germanic *faihaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fou

  1. multicoloured, stippled

DescendantsEdit

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NounEdit

fou (plural fous)

  1. A kind of multicoloured fur.

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NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French forn, from Latin furnus.

NounEdit

fou m (plural fous)

  1. (Jersey) oven

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fagus.

NounEdit

fou m (oblique plural fous, nominative singular fous, nominative plural fou)

  1. beech (tree)

DescendantsEdit


SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)baqəʀu, from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)baqəʀuh.

AdjectiveEdit

fou

  1. new (recently made or created)

ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English full, from Proto-Germanic *fullaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós.

AdjectiveEdit

fou (comparative mair fou, superlative maist fou)

  1. full
  2. well-fed, full of food or drink, sated, replete
  3. drunk, intoxicated
    • 1789, Robert Burns, Willie Brew'd A Peck O' Maut:
      We are na fou, we're nae that fou, / But just a drappie in our ee;
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

AdverbEdit

fou (comparative mair fou, superlative maist fou)

  1. fully, very, quite, rather, too

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

fou

  1. saxifrage

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

fou (plural fous)

  1. bushel