tomfoolery

[ tom-foo-luh-ree ]
/ ˌtɒmˈfu lə ri /

noun, plural tom·fool·er·ies.

foolish or silly behavior; tomfoolishness.
a silly act, matter, or thing.

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Origin of tomfoolery

First recorded in 1805–15; tomfool + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for tomfoolery

tomfoolery
/ (ˌtɒmˈfuːlərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

foolish behaviour
utter nonsense; rubbish
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