befool

[bih-fool]

Origin of befool

First recorded in 1350–1400, befool is from the Middle English word befolen. See be-, fool1

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British Dictionary definitions for befool

befool

verb
  1. (tr) to make a fool of
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Word Origin and History for befool
v.

late 14c., from be- + fool (n.). Related: Befooled; befooling.

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