adjective Scot.

Origin of fou

1525–35; Scots form of full1



adjective French.

crazy; foolish. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fou

Historical Examples of fou

  • Daphne was suddenly taken with a fou rire and began to laugh helplessly.

    The Limit

    Ada Leverson

  • Save for occasional lucid intervals, he was a "fou furieux."

  • In the old Lorraine language, fou for tou, all and fool, were the same thing.

  • I fancy you have a scotch proverb to the effect that 'fou folk come to no harm.'

    A Jacobite Exile

    G. A. Henty

  • The truth may as well be said, at once; he fou't like a man of red gifts, and I fou't like a man with gifts of my own colour.

    The Deerslayer

    James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for fou


adjective Scot


Word Origin for fou

perhaps a Scot variant of full
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