- foolish action or conduct.
- a foolish action, performance, or thing.
Origin of foolery
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Related Wordsgame, sport, match, caricature, mockery, sarcasm, jeer, disdain, satire, derision, taunt, scorn, laughter, contempt, parody, taunting, madness, silliness, absurdity, nonsense
Examples from the Web for foolery
What other types of foolery is the home-goods outlet engaging in?Is Bed Bath & Beyond a ‘Palace of Lies’? An Investigation.
February 27, 2013
A male—even such a male as Tibby—was enough to stop the foolery.Howards End
E. M. Forster
You don't make your case any better by this sort of foolery.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
To wit, that a woman must needs be wed, and that otherwise she is but half a woman, and the like foolery.Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
If he met the bairns coming from school, the Glen rang with the foolery.Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers
So foolery was exchanged for foolery, and the thing throve well.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)
James Athearn Jones
- foolish behaviour
- an instance of this, esp a prank or trick
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Word Origin and History for foolery
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