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Meaning & Definition of Fool in English

English

Fool

/ful/

noun

1. A person who lacks good judgment

    synonym:
  • fool
  • ,
  • sap
  • ,
  • saphead
  • ,
  • muggins
  • ,
  • tomfool

2. A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

    synonym:
  • chump
  • ,
  • fool
  • ,
  • gull
  • ,
  • mark
  • ,
  • patsy
  • ,
  • fall guy
  • ,
  • sucker
  • ,
  • soft touch
  • ,
  • mug

3. A professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

    synonym:
  • jester
  • ,
  • fool
  • ,
  • motley fool

verb

1. Make a fool or dupe of

    synonym:
  • fool
  • ,
  • gull
  • ,
  • befool

2. Spend frivolously and unwisely

  • "Fritter away one's inheritance"
    synonym:
  • fritter
  • ,
  • frivol away
  • ,
  • dissipate
  • ,
  • shoot
  • ,
  • fritter away
  • ,
  • fool
  • ,
  • fool away

3. Fool or hoax

  • "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"
  • "You can't fool me!"
    synonym:
  • gull
  • ,
  • dupe
  • ,
  • slang
  • ,
  • befool
  • ,
  • cod
  • ,
  • fool
  • ,
  • put on
  • ,
  • take in
  • ,
  • put one over
  • ,
  • put one across

4. Indulge in horseplay

  • "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"
  • "The bored children were fooling about"
    synonym:
  • horse around
  • ,
  • arse around
  • ,
  • fool around
  • ,
  • fool

Examples of using

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Who're you talking to, fool?