- a person who is exceptionally stupid or foolish.
- Also dam·fool·ish [dam-foo-lish] /ˈdæmˈfu lɪʃ/. extraordinarily stupid or foolish.
Origin of damfool
1880–85; alteration of damned fool or foolish
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Examples from the Web for damfool
You'd think it was Martha's and yours and that damfool medic's.Death of a Spaceman
Walter M. Miller
We all told him to cut it out, because he was sure to do some damfool thing if he didn't.The Fighting Chance
Robert W. Chambers
No, sir-ree, I think that's the most damfool suggestion I've ever heard!Dawson Black: Retail Merchant
"One of her damfool jokes," muttered the old man, as he shuffled toward the door of the locked room.The Diamond Pin
Half the damfool people in the world stick a pillow under a fainting woman's shoulders.The Case of Jennie Brice
Mary Roberts Rinehart