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Origin of April fool
Words nearby April fool
What does April fool mean?
April fool can also refer to the person who’s the victim of such a prank (the “fool”).
After playing an April Fools’ Day prank, it’s common for the prankster to say April fool! or April fools!
Where does April fool come from?
The first records of the term April fool come from the 1680s. The first records of April Fools’ Day come from the mid-1700s (it’s first recorded in the form April-Fool Day in 1748).
The ultimate origin of the tradition of April Fools’ Day is uncertain, but April 1 has been observed as a day of pranks in different places in Europe since at least the 1500s. The practice of playing pranks on April 1 may derive from the French custom known as poisson d’avril, which literally means “April fish” and involves pinning a paper fish to a person’s back (classic).
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How is April fool used in real life?
The term April fool is typically only used on April Fools’ Day.
When I was little I played the same prank on my dad every year where I would run up to him and tell him I lost a tooth then yell April fool😂
— Madelyn Baker (@madeyn_rose) April 2, 2014
I'd still like to see the rumoured (or was it an April Fool, I forget) Bananaman movie starring Jason Statham.
— Sir Richard Richard (@VimFuego15) March 22, 2021
you're the april fool if you believe that 'before noon' rule. IT'S NOT CALLED APRIL FOOL'S MORNING.
— EJT (@ejjiott) March 31, 2018
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True or False?
April fool can refer to an April Fools’ Day prank or the victim of such a prank.
How to use April fool in a sentence
Her latest book, Heretic: The Case for a Muslim Reformation, will be published in April by HarperCollins.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Reached Tuesday, a Sitrick Co. rep confirmed they parted ways with Epstein in April 2011.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What they found was that most people preferred to work with the lovable fool rather than the competent jerk.
It was known as the feast of Akitu, and it was celebrated in April.
“Scratch a liberal, find a fascist every time,” Woods tweeted in April.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Y was a Youth, that did not love school; Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.
I am not fool enough to put my precious Naps in jeopardy, just when I am so deucedly in want of them, too.
One evening in the month of April, a slim, straight-backed girl stood in the veranda of a bungalow at Meerut.The Red Year|Louis Tracy