Origin of fou1
1525–35; Scots form of full1
- crazy; foolish.
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Examples from the Web for fou
Daphne was suddenly taken with a fou rire and began to laugh helplessly.The Limit
Save for occasional lucid intervals, he was a "fou furieux."Burgundy: The Splendid Duchy
In the old Lorraine language, fou for tou, all and fool, were the same thing.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
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
perhaps a Scot variant of full
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