Associations to the word «Fool»


FOOL, noun. (pejorative) A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
FOOL, noun. (historical) A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).
FOOL, noun. (informal) Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.
FOOL, noun. (cooking) A type of dessert made of puréed fruit and custard or cream.
FOOL, noun. (often capitalized) (Fool) A particular card in a tarot deck.
FOOL, verb. To trick; to make a fool of someone.
FOOL, verb. To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
FOOL ABOUT, verb. (intransitive) to fool around
FOOL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) to engage in frivolous behaviour; to monkey around
FOOL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) to waste time
FOOL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) to engage in casual or flirtatious sexual acts
FOOL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) to engage in adultery; to play around
FOOL AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) to waste, squander
FOOL TO ONESELF, noun. One who knowingly makes a decision or takes action that is to his/her own disadvantage.
FOOL UP, verb. (archaic) (intransitive) to be incredibly foolish, act foolishly
FOOL WITH, verb. (idiomatic) to be involved in a dangerous activity

Dictionary definition

FOOL, noun. A person who lacks good judgment.
FOOL, noun. A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of.
FOOL, noun. A professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages.
FOOL, verb. Make a fool or dupe of.
FOOL, verb. Spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance".
FOOL, verb. Fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!".
FOOL, verb. Indulge in horseplay; "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about".

Wise words

Pass no rash condemnation on other peoples words or actions.
Thomas à Kempis