Definition of April Fool in English:

April Fool

Syllabification: A·pril Fool


  • 1A person who is the victim of a trick or hoax on April 1: [as exclamation]: Lucy was waiting right outside. “April Fool!” she said
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    • Don't be an April Fool - be there at 7.30 p.m. Tickets available at the door.
    • By this time I was laughing out loud as I watched their man being clearly taken for an April Fool.
    • I kept thinking this could be an April 1 spoof, like a lot of people, according to this story, it makes the company an April Fool.
  • 1.1A trick or hoax on April 1: [as modifier]: an April Fool joke
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    • Some may even misinterpret this as a delayed April Fool prank.
    • We snared a few people with our April Fool prank, and saw the first signs of house-price weakness.
    • Or have I just revealed myself as the idiotic beneficiary of a belated April Fool prank?

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