Idioms for fool

    be nobody's fool, to be wise or shrewd.

Origin of fool

1
1225–75; Middle English fol, fool < Old French fol < Latin follis bellows, bag; cf. follis

OTHER WORDS FROM fool

un·fooled, adjectiveun·fool·ing, adjectivewell-fooled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fool away (1 of 2)

fool1
/ (fuːl) /

noun

verb

adjective

informal short for foolish

Word Origin for fool

C13: from Old French fol mad person, from Late Latin follis empty-headed fellow, from Latin: bellows; related to Latin flāre to blow

British Dictionary definitions for fool away (2 of 2)

fool2
/ (fuːl) /

noun

mainly British a dessert made from a purée of fruit with cream or custardgooseberry fool

Word Origin for fool

C16: perhaps from fool 1
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Idioms and Phrases with fool away (1 of 2)

fool away

Squander, waste money or time, as in He was fooling away the entire afternoon. [Early 1600s] Also see fool around, def. 2.

Idioms and Phrases with fool away (2 of 2)

fool

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