You want genius, my boy, to make a tomfool of yourself like this,' and he looked himself proudly up and down.
That tomfool letter we sent ruined whatever chance I had left.
I don't like to apply such a tomfool word to anything, but observe how all this has come about.
Then aloud in Spanish: "What's the good of all that tomfool business?"
And think of that tomfool of a Tommy-Bill-beg sending the man to me.
Go and fetch the money and the tomfool paint-box thing that you say he had it in.
Dorcas objected to this name, but Tabitha remarked sagely that at any rate it was better than "tomfool."
"I'll stop all night in your tomfool wood and up your tomfool trees," he said.
This ought to be read before all the tomfool peace societies and anti-imperialist societies of the present-day.
“If she wa'n't dead and gone, I wouldn't believe one word of such a tomfool story,” said she, with vicious energy.
Stupid; foolish; nutty: some tomfool scientist
[1762+; found by 1356 as the actual name of a man, also called Thomas fatuus, ''foolish Tom'']