verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to putter aimlessly; waste time: She fooled around all through school.
- to philander or flirt.
- to be sexually promiscuous, especially to engage in adultery.
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Idioms for fool
Origin of fool1
SYNONYMS FOR fool
OTHER WORDS FROM foolun·fooled, adjectiveun·fool·ing, adjectivewell-fooled, adjective
Words nearby fool
Definition for fool (2 of 2)
noun British Cooking.
Origin of fool2
Example sentences from the Web for fool
Another one is fear of making a fool of oneself and looking stupid.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
This might not fool a knowledgeable whiskey drinker, but how many of those desperate for Pappy are knowledgeable whiskey drinkers?
My exact words were to allow ‘any fool in the world with Internet access’ to freely modify any page on the site.
And also probably because this fool stopped at a red light in the middle of an intersection.The Amanda Bynes Train Wreck Is Back Again, Following a New DUI Arrest|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
HPV is so transient because no form of safe sex is fool proof.
Then nothing happens again and you fool around and fool around and – Wow!
And I've not only failed in nearly everything I undertook, but I've been a fool besides.A Yankee from the West|Opie Read
Jest because she don't care for gewgaws like you do, you think she's a fool.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
He began to covet this girl mightily, even while he told himself that he was a fool for his pains.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
“True; but you are yet a fool,” returned the wizard contemptuously.Red Rooney|R.M. Ballantyne
He would like to kill the fool who helped the Venetians to their arms.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for fool (1 of 2)
Word Origin for fool
British Dictionary definitions for fool (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fool
Idioms and Phrases with fool
In addition to the idioms beginning with fool
- fool and his money are soon parted, a
- fool around
- fool away
- fools rush in where angels fear to tread
- make a fool of
- nobody's fool
- no fool like an old fool
- not suffer fools gladly
- play the fool
- take for (a fool)
Also see underfoolish.