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foolery

[ foo-luh-ree ]
/ ˈfu lə ri /
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noun, plural fool·er·ies.
foolish action or conduct.
a foolish action, performance, or thing.
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Origin of foolery

First recorded in 1545–55; fool1 + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for foolery

foolery
/ (ˈfuːlərɪ) /

noun plural -eries
foolish behaviour
an instance of this, esp a prank or trick
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