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[foo] /fu/
adjective, Scot.
Origin of fou1
1525-35; Scots form of full1


[foo] /fu/
adjective, French.
crazy; foolish. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fou
Historical Examples
  • Daphne was suddenly taken with a fou rire and began to laugh helplessly.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • Save for occasional lucid intervals, he was a "fou furieux."

  • In the old Lorraine language, fou for tou, all and fool, were the same thing.

  • I fancy you have a scotch proverb to the effect that 'fou folk come to no harm.'

    A Jacobite Exile

    G. A. Henty
  • The truth may as well be said, at once; he fou't like a man of red gifts, and I fou't like a man with gifts of my own colour.

    The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
  • We fou't a fair battle, and he fell; in this there is nothin' but what a brave expects, and should be ready to meet.

    The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
  • I s' gang doon to Lucky Leary's, and fill mysel' roarin' fou, an' it'll be a' your wyte (blame).'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • In the vulgar version I find the Poet with his long hair is made to play the part of the fou.

  • The translator of the French original was probably justified in his rendering of "fou rire."

  • He got fou yestreen on the road to Barbie and blabbed it—he'll lose his job, yon chap, if he doesna keep his mouth shut.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
British Dictionary definitions for fou


adjective (Scot)
Word Origin
perhaps a Scot variant of full
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