- a grossly foolish or stupid person; a silly fool.
- being or characteristic of a tomfool.
Origin of tomfool
Related Words for tomfoolcrazy, lunatic, simple, loony, stupid, zany, absurd, silly, jerky, irrational, clod, dunce, stooge, blockhead, victim, lightweight, bore, cretin, nerd, dolt
Examples from the Web for tomfool
Historical Examples of tomfool
That tomfool letter we sent ruined whatever chance I had left.Cabbages and Kings
Then aloud in Spanish: "What's the good of all that tomfool business?"Lone Pine
R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
Go and fetch the money and the tomfool paint-box thing that you say he had it in."Carrots:"
And think of that tomfool of a Tommy-Bill-beg sending the man to me.She's All the World to Me
"I'll stop all night in your tomfool wood and up your tomfool trees," he said.The Trees of Pride
- a fool
- (as modifier)tomfool ideas